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    -Ravens will cut DT Terrence Cody amid animal cruelty investigation-

    "The Baltimore Ravens intend to cut ties with defensive tackle Terrence Cody, who's under investigation for animal cruelty.

    The Ravens made no reference to the investigation Friday, when it issued a one-sentence news release that said Cody's contract will be terminated after the Super Bowl.

    A team spokesman, however, said, "We are aware there is an investigation."

    The 26-year-old Cody is the subject of an ongoing probe launched by the Baltimore County State's Attorney's office. No charges have been filed." ...

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports...tion/22236101/

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    People like that make me sick.
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    • #3
      This is not the entire story.

      The dog was taken to the vet for treatment and died at the vet. The guy was tore up and cried about losing his dog after $8,000 purchase and transport of the dog.

      This is media spin nonsense.

      OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens intend to cut ties with defensive tackle Terrence Cody, who's under investigation for animal cruelty.

      The Ravens made no reference to the investigation Friday, when it issued a one-sentence news release that said Cody's contract will be terminated after the Super Bowl.

      A team spokesman, however, said, "We are aware there is an investigation."

      The 26-year-old Cody is the subject of an ongoing probe launched by the Baltimore County State's Attorney's office. No charges have been filed.

      According to Cody's agent, Peter Schaffer, Cody took his dog to a veterinarian for treatment and the pet subsequently died.

      "If the dog was being treated cruelly, why take it to a vet?" Schaffer said in a telephone interview. "When the dog passed away, Terrence was in tears."

      Schaffer called the investigation "shameful."

      "It's not even a story. It's a joke," Schaffer said. "If he wasn't a professional athlete, this would never have happened."

      Schaffer said Cody paid around $8,000 for the purchase and transportation of the dog.

      Cody was selected out of Alabama by the Ravens in the second round of the 2010 draft. Although he started all 16 games in 2011, the 6-foot-4, 340-pound Cody never quite lived up to expectations.

      He started only three games during Baltimore's Super Bowl season in 2012 and started only once in 2013.

      Cody missed the first 12 games of the 2014 season following hip surgery. He was activated on Nov. 4 but played in only one game, seeing limited action in Miami on Dec. 7.

      His one-year, $730,000 contract was set to expire in March. Cody will then become an unrestricted free agent.

      Schaffer said the timing of his dismissal from Baltimore stems from the current climate in the NFL, which includes the suspension of Ravens running back Ray Rice.

      "The Ravens have to deal with a situation in the NFL created by overreaction," Schaffer said. "The young man's dog died. They shouldn't force a team to do this."
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      • #4
        8000? The dog must have been in pretty bad shape.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Rancid View Post
          The Baltimore Ravens intend to cut ties with defensive tackle Terrence Cody, who's under investigation for animal cruelty.
          I despise cruelty to animals, but the man deserves a fair hearing and I'm not going to pretend to know the facts (unlike so many who rush to judgment). Shame on Harbaugh and that revolting Ravens organization. They cut ties with him simply to save themselves the fallout--and no one really knows at this point if this was a case of cruelty. At least I don't.

          Watch the Ravens re-sign Rice. We have film of that.
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          • #6
            I'm confused. There is really no story here or details. I cannot make any kind of judgement from this whatsoever.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by broncoslover115 View Post
              I'm confused. There is really no story here or details. I cannot make any kind of judgement from this whatsoever.
              I think Schaffer sums it up about right. (Rice's behavior was apparently despicable, and then it wasn't, and now he's cleared to play. A public service message took care of the problem. The NFL reacts hysterically out of fear of Goodell's uneven treatment.)


              Schaffer said the timing of his dismissal from Baltimore stems from the current climate in the NFL, which includes the suspension of Ravens running back Ray Rice.

              "The Ravens have to deal with a situation in the NFL created by overreaction," Schaffer said. "The young man's dog died. They shouldn't force a team to do this."
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              • #8
                Originally posted by The Donkinator View Post
                I think Schaffer sums it up about right. (Rice's behavior was apparently despicable, and then it wasn't, and now he's cleared to play. A public service message took care of the problem. The NFL reacts hysterically out of fear of Goodell's uneven treatment.)
                But I'm not even sure what happened. It doesn't even say what the guy supposedly did to the dog. I don't get it.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by broncoslover115 View Post
                  But I'm not even sure what happened. It doesn't even say what the guy supposedly did to the dog. I don't get it.
                  My understanding is the dog died from a "worm infection." That in itself doesn't tell me that there was animal cruelty. It suggests that there could be negligence, but far from indicates that there was negligence, and certainly doesn't prove cruelty. Perhaps the dog got sick and died? We need more info and the Ravens probably shouldn't be cutting a player simply out of fear of a Mike Vick like backlash.

                  I think Schaffer's comments about the problem of overreaction in the NFL are valid. (In my opinion, Vick shouldn't have been cleared to play, but all was forgiven. I'm not sure how I feel about Ray Rice. I don't think Rice should have been so quickly absolved of guilt, however. Peterson was overreaction. It is so uneven.)
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by broncoslover115 View Post
                    I'm confused. There is really no story here or details. I cannot make any kind of judgement from this whatsoever.
                    That is the point. There is not enough information to form a reasonable opinion. The headlines are misleading and unfairly sensationalize the situation.
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                    • #11
                      Not a whole lot of information but it looks like the Ravens were looking for an excuse to cut the under performing Cody. He paid 8000 dollars to try and save his dog, then cries when it dies. I really think this is just fallout from everything going on in the NFL right now. I won't be surprised when it comes out he didn't do anything wrong.

                      And this is from someone who has two dogs and 4 cats and recently had two dogs pass away from old age recently. I'm a big animal lover.
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                      • #12
                        http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/12...d-animal-abuse

                        looks to be like he did abuse animals.


                        still has his day in court tho

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                        • #13
                          I still have no idea what he did.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by broncoslover115 View Post
                            I still have no idea what he did.
                            Agreed. Outside the count of illegally possessing an alligator, the other animal cruelty and/ or neglect charges are vague.

                            I'm kind of guessing the injury to the dog might be related to the neglect chargers involving the alligator.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by broncoslover115 View Post
                              I still have no idea what he did.
                              me either. but they must have enough to charge him

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