Baltimore Ravens fourth-round pick Lorenzo Taliaferro arrested in Virginia

Tuesday May 27th, 2014

Baltimore Ravens' Lorenzo Taliaferro arrested in Virginia Rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro faces misdemeanor charges of public drunkenness and destruction of property. (Larry French/Getty Images)

Baltimore Ravens running backs can't seem to stay out of trouble. Just a few months after Ray Rice faced assault charges stemming from an incident with his then-fiancé in a casino hotel, the team's fourth-round draft pick, Lorenzo Taliaferro, was arrested for breaking a window in a taxi cab.

According to the report from the Virginia Gazette, Taliaferro and a group of friends were spotted by Williamsburg, VA, police officer J.A. Wagner getting into a taxi early Saturday at around 1:15 a.m. The car immediately stopped, and the group then got out of the car at which time the officer heard a commotion begin to take place.

The driver called Wagner over to the car to inform him that Taliaferro had grabbed the window and broke it. Taliaferro fled the scene but he was found immediately about a block away.

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He was charged with misdemeanors of public drunkenness and destruction of property. The Ravens drafted Taliaferro, out of Coastal Carolina with the 138th overall pick. Although Rice was cleared of any criminal charges in his assault incident, he still will likely face a suspension from the league, so all of the remaining running backs on the team, like Taliaferro, need to keep their noses clean off the field so as not to hurt the depth at the position even further.

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