It could be time for another Friday afternoon press conference in Baltimore that includes no actual conferring with the press.
According to TMZ (via CBS Washington), three Ravens found themselves involuntarily removed on Saturday from a Maryland bar for being drunk. Since bars typically include people who are drunk, common sense suggests that one must be quite drunk to get kicked out.
The allegedly inebriated Baltimore players were receiver Jacoby Jones, cornerback Jimmy Smith, and running back Bernard Pierce.
With the mind-boggling Ray Rice press conference on Friday and rookie running back Lorenzo Taliaferro’s arrest for destruction of property and public intoxication, it was a wall-to-wall bad weekend for the Ravens. Especially since no other players on the other 31 teams created negative headlines. (Johnny Manziel created headlines; it’s still not clear whether they were negative.)
Memorial Day has become one of the few holiday weekends in which players are left to their own devices and, in turn, they sometimes find trouble — or vice versa. Moving forward, look for more teams to follow the lead of the Cardinals, Chiefs, Dolphins, and 49ers, all of whom kept their young players under wraps by conducting rookie minicamps during the three-day weekend.
Actually, that could be the best possible time for the annual full-squad mandatory minicamp.