The Baltimore County police announced Monday former Ravens defensive tackle Terrence Cody has been indicted for animal cruelty, according to The Baltimore Sun. He was processed and released on $10,000 bail. Cody, who had his contract terminated by the Ravens on Monday, was indicted by a Baltimore County grand jury. It was reported a few weeks ago Cody was under investigation for animal cruelty. At the time, Cody's agent -- Peter Schaffer -- told FOX Sports his client's dog died due to worms. "If this affects at all my client's ability to get a job, I'm going to do everything in my legal power to protect his rights," Schaffer said in late January.
The Baltimore Ravens terminated defensive tackle Terrence Cody's contract on Monday, ending his five-year run with the organization that drafted him. The Ravens announced a week ago that they were releasing Cody, who was slated to become a free agent this offseason. However, The Baltimore Sun reported Cody is being investigated on a count of animal cruelty and that this could have played into the Ravens' decision to part ways. Cody was a second-round selection in the 2010 draft out of Alabama, where he earned the nickname Mount Cody due to his enormous size. However, he never panned out in Baltimore. Cody ends his Ravens tenure with 87 tackles and zero sacks.
Ravens defensive tackle Terrence Cody is under investigation for animal cruelty, Elise Armacost, the director of media and communications for Baltimore County police, told The Baltimore Sun. The case is being discussed with the Baltimore County State's attorney's office. Cody hasn't been charged with a crime. The case involves a dog, according to sources. The Ravens are aware of the allegations against Cody. Cody's agent, Peter Schaffer, told FOX Sports his client's dog died due to worms. "If this affects at all my client's ability to get a job, I'm going to do everything in my legal power to protect his rights," Schaffer said. The Ravens announced Friday they intend to terminate Cody's contract after the Super Bowl. Cody was already scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in March.
The Ravens announced Friday they intend to terminate the contract of defensive lineman Terrence Cody following the Super Bowl. Cody appeared in just one game this season for the Ravens. He missed most of the season recovering from offseason hip surgery. In his five seasons with Baltimore, he totaled 87 tackles (45 solo) and no sacks.
The Ravens have declared the following players as inactive for Saturday's divisional round game against the Patriots: Chris Greenwood, Steven Means, Terrence Cody, Ryan Jensen, Casey Walker, Phillip Supernaw and DeAngelo Tyson.