Ex-Raven Terrence Cody convicted on animal neglect, drug charges

Tuesday November 17th, 2015

Former Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Terrence Cody was found guilty of multiple misdemeanors charges related to animal neglect and drug offenses by the Baltimore County Circuit Court on Tuesday, reports Alison Knezevich of the Baltimore Sun.

Cody, 27, was found guilty on five counts of failing to care for his dog Taz, a Canary Mastiff. The court found Cody responsible for neglecting the dog, who died of starvation, but not for intentionally torturing or killing him.

He was acquitted of two criminal animal cruelty charges.

Cody was also found guilty of illegally possessing and neglecting an alligator, along with two misdemeanor charges related to marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

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His girlfriend, Kourtney J. Kelley, 28, was also found guilty on five misdemeanor charges related to the dog. The couple faces more than a year in jail as well as potential fines. Sentencing is scheduled for January.

Cody was released by the Ravens in February after he was indicted on the charges. He is currently a free agent.

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