Ravens’ Matt Elam arrested on drug charges


Ravens safety Matt Elam has been arrested on drug charges in Miami.

According to Miami-Dade police records, Elam was booked at 3:45 a.m. today on charges of possession of more than 20 grams of cannabis, possession of cannabis with the intent to sell or deliver, and possession of a controlled substance.

Police say they initially pulled Elam over for reckless driving and found 126 grams of marijuana and three grams of oxycodone in his vehicle.

The 25-year-old Elam was the Ravens’ first-round draft pick in 2013. The Ravens did not pick up Elam’s fifth-year option, so he becomes a free agent next month.

59 responses to “Ravens’ Matt Elam arrested on drug charges

  1. Bad timing – if only he’d killed a pedestrian before they stopped his car he could have had a statue in Craven Way!

  2. Wow…A Raven involved in crime,,,these are pretty petty charges compared to murder(Lewis) and aggravated battery (rice)..But as Baltimore is the home of a criminal culture (NFL wise)..This is to be expected

  3. Another brilliant pro. Why the hell would you run around with contraband like that while zooming down the road?
    To bad Florio dumped arrest tracker. Seems like this offseason would really move the needle if he kept it.

  4. When these idiots get busted for drugs the NFL should immediately give them a urinalysis test. Another reason unions need to be eradicated from society.

  5. Over 4 ounces of weed!!!

    I know it was a Saturday night… but… 4 ounces at 3:45 a.m.?!?

    I would guess… elam just bought that heavy quarter pound.

    The ravens will probably re-sign elam.

  6. Patriottony – If we are talking about crimes, your former Gator TE Mr. Hernandez was CONVICTED of a murder and on trial for a double murder.

    Just enjoy your Super Bowl titles and stop trolling.

  7. If he had only beat his wife and splashed bleach in her face, he may still be on the team. (Terrell Suggs)

  8. I no more than typed my opinion of the possible change to the Combine rules regarding college players’ behavior, and this story appears.
    It further illustrates my point that the NFL must get tougher with players who can’t follow rules and laws, not more lenient.

  9. Cannabis is legal in several states, and every election period we see more and more states legalizing it. It’s just a matter of time where we’ll be able to save taxpayers millions of dollars when they stop making this stuff a political football. In the mean time, we just have to work a couple extra hours a week to pay for all this.

  10. As soon as Hernandez was deemed a suspect in a murder the Pats released him, be honest , geez. But the Ravens have a statue of Lewis at their stadium, they knew what Rice did but were still going to keep him until the video came out. Suggs is one of the fan favorites,, even after attacking a woman with bleach. Kiss the 5 rings!

  11. redlikethepig says:
    Feb 26, 2017 9:02 AM
    Nothing good ever happens in Miami.

    Especially after midnight and particularly behind the wheel.

  12. Not that it matters to all the haters here but he’s no longer a Raven. Just a former bad draft pick by ozzie.

  13. Elam did not even play last year, did he? Oh, wait he did have one tackle in 2016, so he must have been a few games.

    Ravens were not keeping this guy anyway.

    I’m no Ravens fan but what’s with the Pats fan trolling here? The Pats signed a guy charged with DUI. The same guy who recently pleaded guilty to Extreme DUI. Classy. Careful with that glass house…

  14. He is an unrestricted free agent which makes his arrest a personal catastrophe. The intent to sell or deliver makes the charge substantial making him radioactive costing him many millions of dollars. He will be a reclamation project when his suspension ends. Sad.

  15. Silly question, why are people badmouthing Ozzie, they silly enough to think Elam’s contract was negotiated with his drug background ?? Idiots

  16. The first big tell tale sign is the time of the arrest, 3:45 AM.

    I realize we are free to live as we want but if your profession pays you millions of dollars, you might think you would avoid detection of your illegal activities by not being out and about at that time of night, it merely increases your chances of being caught.

    Just give the cops any reason to pull you over at 3 AM (reckless driving) and they will. I was once pulled over for my tires touching the center line of the highway (and didn’t happen but the cops said it did) as a pretense to the stop.

  17. Yep, if you are going to do something illegal, doing it at 3:45 am in Miami while speeding isn’t the best time to do it.

  18. goddfatherd says:
    Feb 26, 2017 10:05 AM
    Anyone who thinks 20 grams of weed is anything more than personal use is an idiot

    That’s kind of the point of the 20 gram threshold. Below it you may just be partying but much above it and you are the party

  19. capitalspowerkill says:
    Feb 26, 2017 8:51 AM
    Pretty sure the Patriots had a confirmed murderer on thier team. I wouldn’t go throwing stones in your glass house my bandwagon friend.

    For the record, I, nor anyone I personally know is a bandwagon NE fan. I was born and raised in Boston and went to my first game in person before Drew was even drafted… I’m sure we have many bandwagon fans, all successful teams do, and few are as successful as NE.

    Having said that, I have to LOL at the irony of your post. Let’s take a look, a guy named “capitalspowerkill” is talking about bandwagons and glass houses, so why are you the Caps fan (successful team) not also a Skins fan? You are presumably from DC area right? Could it be because when the Skins sucked in the 90s and 2000s, the Ravens were much more successful in the 2000s?

    Glass houses, remember?

  20. Here’s a tip for some of you.

    Don’t get your panties in a bunch if you talk smack and someone comes back at you.

    Another tip.

    Grow up and you won’t get yourself into situations like that.

    You’re welcome.

  21. I know I didn’t just read a comment from a Pats fan bashing the Ravens for having a ‘criminal’ team? They all have em.

    Patriots recently had the most high-profile legal issue involving an athlete since OJ.

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