Terrence Cody gets nine months in jail in animal cruelty case

Former Baltimore Ravens’ defensive tackle Terrence Cody was looking to get back into football at some point in the future, but it certainly doesn’t look like he will be getting back anytime soon. In fact, it will be nine months before he can even show teams that he has changed.

According to multiple reports, Cody has been sentenced to nine months in county jail in a case of animal cruelty. Allison Knezevich of the Baltimore Sun reported that Cody originally faced up to two years in jail for killing his dog, for which he was convicted in November.

Prosecutors said that his dog, Taz, a Canary mastiff, was starved to death while living at Cody’s former home in Reistertown, Maryland. He was also charged with two misdemeanor drug charges and with illegally possession of an alligator.

Terrence Cody was selected by the Ravens in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He only played in one game in 2014 and was released last February.

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