Ravens Rookie RB Lorenzo Taliaferro Arrested After Breaking Taxi Cab Window

It hasn’t been a great offseason for the Baltimore Ravens when it comes to the police blotter.

According to The Virginia Gazette, Ravens rookie running back Lorenzo Taliaferro was arrested early Saturday morning and charged with being drunk in public and destruction of property after he broke a window in a taxi cab.

Taliaferro, who was drafted by the Ravens in the fourth-round of the 2014 NFL Draft out of Coastal Carolina, is the fourth Baltimore player to be arrested so far this offseason. Running back Ray Rice, wide receiver Deonte Thompson and guard Jah Reid were the three Ravens players previously arrested.

It should be noted that misdemeanor drug charges against Thompson were eventually dismissed.

In the case of Rice, he will likely avoid being charged with assaulting his now-wife in an Atlantic City casino elevator thanks to him being approved for a pre-trial intervention program. He still, however, faces a multi-game suspension for his actions.

Taliaferro, who rushed for 1,678 yards and 21 touchdowns as a senior, could be a candidate to help replace Rice in the Ravens starting lineup should the Rutgers product be forced to miss any time.

The Ravens open the 2014 season against the Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers.

  • dennisdoubleday

    Fourth round picks should be careful…not a lot of margin for error if you want a career in the NFL

  • Paddy

    Great news. Now maybe Goodell will get tough with anyone not named Ben

  • Jacque Strappe

    Raven pride and tradition.

  • RedCarpetDefense

    Somewhere Ray Lewis is proud….and doing that stupid dance.

  • dennisdoubleday

    Wasn’t he actually a 5th round pick, which is even worse for him?

  • Steelers@2010


  • Jacob Dixon

    And James Harrison

  • Aric Brown

    Lorenzo was just following the veteran RBs lead. Its not exactly knockin somebody out, but a cab window isnt a bad start

  • Steelers@2010

    This is the same guy the announcers were talking about during the draft. He was selected in the 4th RD, one of Baltimore’s Comp picks. It was reported that this kid would have gone in the 2nd RD easily had it not been for his character issues in College. Hmm! I guess some of these guys never learn.

  • Jeff

    Raven players are on a roll lately….

  • Jesse Murray

    I am truly in awe of the Ravens RB mentor program! Instant results!

  • Jason White

    Getting arrested was probably a stipulation in his contract. Just fullfilling his obligation to the team.

  • RedCarpetDefense

    Yup 2nd rd talent but picked in the 4th for reasons you mentioned. Kid just cost himself six figures maybe.

  • 2443scott

    must be a black board some where in ravens building saying dont do these things ….and as you know dont tell some one not to do it means they have too….its nice though to know when they moved to baltimore they didnt forget there ohio browns screw up hand book