Rice was indicted on Thursday on one count of aggravated assault for the February incident. The charge is a third-degree felony carrying a potential penalty of three to five years in prison.
Rice's attorney, Michael Diamondstein, spoke to NFL Media on Thursday.
"We deny Ray Rice committed aggravated assault," Diamondstein said. "Neither Ray nor Janay Palmer wish to prosecute the matter. Ray and Janay are together. They're happy, and they're in counseling."