Ravens running back Ray Rice pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges that he assaulted his then-fiancee in an Atlantic City hotel in February.

The hearing marked the first court appearance for Rice, the three-time Pro Bowler, who was indicted in March on third-degree aggravated assault charges stemming from an incident at the Revel Casino in which police said he and Janay Palmer struck each other. Palmer was also arrested at the time, though her charges have since been dropped and the couple married days later.