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Jah Reid won’t be tried on battery counts

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A Ravens player charged with a pair of misdemeanor battery counts in March will reportedly avoid trial.

According to ESPN.com and other media outlets, offensive lineman Jah Reid will take part in a diversionary program instead of facing trial for his alleged role in an altercation in Key West, Florida.

Per Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com, Reid will have the charges dropped if he goes through a year of probation without incident.

The 25-year-old Reid has appeared in 35 regular season games for the Ravens in three NFL seasons, making seven starts in 2012. Reid, who backed up both guard spots a season ago, can also play tackle. His best shot at playing time in 2014 could conceivably be at right tackle, where the club doesn’t have a clear-cut starter. However, he has dealt with a calf injury in the offseason.

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12 Responses to “Jah Reid won’t be tried on battery counts”
  1. jmblosser82 says: Jun 13, 2014 1:12 PM

    Another Raven dodges the bullet

  2. Bull Rush says: Jun 13, 2014 1:39 PM

    Rumor has it the man at the other end of his out burst was Cameron Heyward. Heyward was annoying everyone around them with something about “we got 6″.

  3. getyourownname says: Jun 13, 2014 1:43 PM

    Reid is a peripheral player at best and probably won’t make the roster.

    But it’s always hilarious when a Steelers troll tries to make something out of dropped charges against a player on another team.

  4. Eutaw's Finest says: Jun 13, 2014 1:44 PM

    For those counting at home:

    -Ray Rice enters a diversionary program and will not be tried/sentenced. Record wiped clean.
    -Deonte Thompson has charges dropped and will not be tried/sentenced. Record wiped clean.
    -Jah Reid enters a diversionary program and will not be tried/sentenced. Record wiped clean.

    So all of those issues for the Ravens are mostly water under the bridge now. And Taliaferro will likely get a mere slap on the wrist as well. Rice will still get suspended for 4 games and reduced to 2, but the rest have nothing to be concerned about. The coaching staff has tightened the reigns and suggested the next player to screw up won’t be around long. So all in all? Much ado about nothing. Carry on…

  5. Nofoolnodrool says: Jun 13, 2014 1:48 PM

    Ravens hate court appearances more than a ride in an elevator.

  6. 1rockyracoon says: Jun 13, 2014 1:49 PM

    Yet another Ravens player in the judicial system. The league needs to penalize teams that have multiple players pleading to charges. Diversionary program or not, it is a disgrace for some teams to have multiple players like this.

  7. laxer37 says: Jun 13, 2014 2:00 PM

    The only thing more amazing than the Ravens list of offseason troubles, is the quality of their legal representation.

  8. slick50ks says: Jun 13, 2014 2:05 PM

    The team is filling in nicely since the departure of Ray Ray.

    Although having a murderer on your team is a lofty standard to live up to. I trust they’ll get there eventually.

  9. Nofoolnodrool says: Jun 13, 2014 3:05 PM

    Maybe we should rename the Ravens the OJ’s or the Smpsons, or even better the Rays

  10. sandy102270 says: Jun 13, 2014 6:47 PM

    Steeler fans really need to come up with new material.

    Your commentary on every article about the Ravens, much like your team’s performance, is no longer relevant or entertaining.

  11. Nofoolnodrool says: Jun 13, 2014 7:32 PM

    Your commentary on every article about the Ravens, much like your team’s performance, is no longer relevant or entertaining.

    Thats the way I feel about your criminals and the fans support of their actions. It’s not entertaining and it’s pathetic in a civilized society…this isn’t India moron.

  12. jimmyjames65 says: Jun 14, 2014 11:48 AM

    Steelers will still be irrelevant this year. Go mourn the loss of an ex-coach. Losers.

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