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.