Former Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Terrence Cody has been sentenced to nine months in county detention center for animal cruelty, reports CBS.
In November, Cody was convicted on two misdemeanor drug charges and several charges stemming from the death of his dog Taz.
Cody reportedly tortured the dog by not providing it with adequate space, food, water and veterinary services. According to the case documents, Cody abused the animal to the point of its death.
Cody was also convicted on one count of illegally possessing an alligator.
The Ravens selected Cody in the second round of the 2010 NFL draft. Over the course of four seasons with the team, Cody recorded 87 combined tackles and no sacks.
He played one game with the team during the 2014 season before he was cut in February of last year. Following his release, Cody turned himself into the authorities.