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.
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.
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.
Monroe was listed as out on the team's final injury report of the week. He missed Baltimore's Week 17 game with a foot injury.
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