The Baltimore Ravens have to answer questions about Ray Rice’s off-field incident, and now they have a second, recent incident to add to their tally. Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reported that Ravens wide receiver Deonte Thompson was arrested yesterday for possession of marijuana, and the Gainesville Police Department also charged him with the offense.
Thompson was with two others in the car, and the police pulled him over for driving without headlights. After searching his car, they found marijuana in a duffle bag, and he has been charged with having more than 20 grams of pot on him. Thompson’s bond is set at $7,000, and it will be interesting to see what the Ravens next move is. Do they lay down the hammer and release the 25-year-old Florida product? Do they remain patient? How does the Rice incident affect what they do with Thompson?
Below is a statement from the Ravens organization, as relayed by Aaron Wilson on Twitter:
Ravens statement on deonte thompson ‘we are aware of the situation. We are gathering more facts. There are two sides to every story’
— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) February 23, 2014
In seven appearances last season, Thompson caught ten passes for 96 yards and added 201 kick-off return yards as a reserve wideout and special-teamer. He’s an expendable player, but we’ll see if the Ravens give the decent depth guy a bit of a leash.