Baltimore Ravens running back Bernard Pierce was released by the team on Wednesday after being arrested for a DUI.
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Ravens running back Bernard Pierce knew it was going to happen and he was right. The Ravens released Pierce on Wednesday following an early morning DUI arrest. After his arrest, Pierce reportedly told police he would be “cut tomorrow,” according to Ravens insider Aaron Wilson. He also asked police if they knew what happened the last time a Ravens player got a DUI.
Well, Pierce wasn’t wrong and today he’s gone. The team put out a very short statement on the release and DUI, saying “the situation speaks for itself.”
Indeed it does.
Pierce was stopped in his 2014 Ford Mustang for speeding at Dulaney Valley Road and I-695 in Towson, Maryland. The time was just before 2 a.m. on Wednesday morning. He was given field sobriety tests and upon failing them, he was arrested and taken to the Towson precinct for processing, according to a story by NFL.com. Pierce was processed and then released from custody. His prediction of his own release by the Ravens came while he was en route to the police station, according to the arrest report.
After the re-signing of running back Justin Forsett, Pierce was viewed by several sources as a likely candidate to be cut anyway. He started the first two games of the 2014 NFL season, but then suffered another injury. He only rushed for 366 yards on 93 attempts, scoring twice. His career average yards per carry is 3.8. It could be an uphill road for Pierce to find another team quickly now with the legal situation on his hands.
The Ravens could take another young running back in the later rounds of the draft to go with the newly signed Forsett and Lorenzo Taliaferro.
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