Should the Baltimore Ravens Be Concerned Over Ray Rice's Arrest?

By Dan Parzych
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After rushing for more than 1,100 rushing yards in each of the previous four seasons, it’s safe to say 2013 was the most disappointing year of Ray Rice‘s career with the Baltimore Ravens as the running back only recorded 981 yards from the line of scrimmage while finding the end zone just four times. Now, it looks like Rice is having an interesting offseason as well after an incident this weekend landed him in handcuffs.

Rice was reportedly arrested on Friday along with his fiancée following an altercation with another woman at a casino in Atlantic City and while the incident is being described as minor–this is the last thing the Ravens want to hear about during the offseason. Unfortunately when it comes to the NFL, some players tend to struggle during the offseason when it comes to staying out of trouble off the field and Rice can now find his name on that list of troublemakers after this latest incident.

Details may still be coming out about what led to the arrest, but as a professional athlete, Rice should have been smarter about the situation he found himself in and done a better job at avoiding it. For a player who was already under the microscope for having the worst season of his career in 2013, Rice will be facing even more pressure heading into the 2014 season thanks to this latest incident that could have most likely been avoided if the running back just made better decisions.

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