Former Alabama and Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Terrence Cody has been sentenced to nine months in the Baltimore County detention center for charges of animal cruelty, according to The Baltimore Sun’s Alison Knezevich.
Cody’s sentencing stems from a November conviction of multiple misdemeanor charges in connection with the death of his dog, Taz, as well as two misdemeanor drug charges, according to Knezevich. Prosecutors say Cody’s dog starved to death.
Cody has been out of the league since 2014 after five seasons with the Ravens. The team released Cody in January 2015 amid speculation of Cody’s involvement in animal cruelty. The 2010 second round pick played two seasons in Tuscaloosa, Ala., after joining the program out of junior college in 2008.