Ravens rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro arrested over weekend

Another member of the Baltimore Ravens was arrested over the weekend, bringing the number of players who’ve had run-ins with the law this offseason to four.

Rookie running back Lorenzo Taliaferro was charged with destruction of property and being drunk in public (both misdemeanors) over the weekend, Williamsburg, Va., police Major Greg Riley told the Baltimore Sun.

Taliaferro, a fourth-round pick out of Coastal Carolina, is from Williamsburg and recently signed a four-year, $2.52 million contract that includes a $300,584 signing bonus. He was expected to be the go-to RB if the league suspends Ray Rice, who was arrested earlier this year on felony aggravated assault and is in a pretrial diversion program. According to the police report, the arresting officer heard curing from a group getting out of a cab at around 1:15 a.m. Saturday and the driver reported that Taliaferro had broken a window in the car. Taliaferro had left the area, but was found nearby and arrested without incident, according to the Sun. ESPN’s Jamison Hensley reported that Taliaferro admitted breaking the window accidentally and has paid for it. Charges are still pending and Taliaferro has a June 3 court date.

Wide receiver Deonte Thompson was arrested on felony possession of marijuana but his case was dismissed. In a case that is still pending, offensive lineman Jah Reid was arrested on misdemeanor battery.

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.
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