Just a year after leading the Baltimore Ravens in rushing, running back Alex Collins has been released by the team after a crash involving his C7 Corvette last week.
We found a photo of a dapper Collins behind the wheel of his black over red Corvette convertible in much happier days, all decked out in a matching black suit with red tie.
Collins lost control of the Corvette on a snow-covered road and crashed into a tree about 4 a.m. Friday in the 10000 block of Dolfield Road in Owings Mills, Md.
His passenger walked home after the crash, and Collins fell asleep while waiting on a tow truck. Someone passing by notified police about the crash, and officers responding to the scene smelled marijuana inside the car. They found a large glass jar in the passenger floorboard containing about 5 ounces of marijuana.
That doesn’t sound like much, but it’s the equivalent of 141.75 grams. In Maryland, possession of under 10 grams is considered for personal use, and the offender is just fined.
Since he was found with 14 times the legal personal use limit, Collins was arrested and charged with CDS (Controlled Dangerous Substance) possession with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana in excess of 10 grams, and handgun in vehicle.
Collins also admitted to police there were more guns and marijuana in his home. Cops subsequently obtained a search warrant and found two rifles, ammunition, and less than 10 grams of pot there.
He posted a $7,500 bond after a bail hearing and faces a preliminary hearing on March 29.
Passenger Tykheem Jaquon Deundrea Dunaway of Owings Mills was also charged Saturday morning with CDS Possession with Intent to Distribute and Possession of Marijuana in Excess of 10 grams. He posted a $5,000 bond after a bail hearing.
Collins and Dunaway gave conflicting accounts about ownership of the marijuana.
We have waived RB Alex Collins.— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) March 1, 2019
The controversy – coupled with a disappointing 2018 season in which Collins battled injuries and wound up on injured reserve in December – was enough to convince the Ravens to part ways with the controversial 24-year-old athlete. They waived him just nine hours after he was arrested.
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