As former Rutgers and current Baltimore Ravens star Ray Rice awaits his day in court for a single count of aggravated assault, his quarterback doesn't appear too concerned.

Joe Flacco is working under the impression that Rice will be available to the Ravens for all 16 games this upcoming season. That means no suspension from the league, the team or, more seriously, any jail time in his future.

"I don't foresee anything crazy happening with that," Flacco said Monday before an afternoon tee time at the Ron Jaworski Celebrity Golf Challenge. "I'm expecting to have him [for the entire season]."

Rice's next court appearance is scheduled for later this month following a February incident where he was shown on videotape seemingly dragging his wife (who at the time was his fiancee) into an elevator. Prosecutors recently offered Rice a plea deal that would keep him out of prison.

These are all topics the three-time Pro Bowl running back has not addressed with his quarterback. It's not something Flacco believes needs to be discussed either.

"I haven't really talked to Ray much about it," he said. "Of course, it's a surprise when you hear about it."