TUSCALOOSA, AL – According to the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, Baltimore Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey was arrested and charged with third-degree robbery early Thursday morning.
A Tweet from Alex Byington, University of Alabama beat writer, is included below with the booking charges given by the Sheriff’s Office.
No further details have been released on Humphrey’s arrest, and the Ravens have yet to publicly comment on the matter. Humphrey, the Ravens’ 16’th overall pick in last year’s draft, is coming off a stellar rookie season. He finished 2017 as one of the six cornerbacks in the NFL who did not allow a touchdown this season, a list that also includes Jimmy Smith.
Following Smith’s season-ending Achilles injury sustained on Dec. 3 in a 44-20 victory over the Detroit Lions, Humphrey’s role in the Ravens’ defense increased. He started Baltimore’s final four games and finished his rookie campaign with 30 tackles and two interceptions.
While we do not know all of the details about this story yet, this is bad news for the Ravens, no matter how you look at it. The Ravens ended the regular season in devastating fashion and missed the playoffs for the fourth time in five seasons. There were a large amount of empty seats at M&T Bank Stadium all season long, and a number of factors went into that. There’s a strong disconnect between the Ravens and their fanbase right now, and this news will only add fuel to the fire.
UPDATE: Humphrey is being accused of stealing a phone charger, worth $15 in value. More details will be revealed as time goes on, but ESPN‘s Jamison Hensley tweeted the following early Thursday afternoon:
“Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey allegedly stole a charger valued at $15, according to the incident report. The incident occurred Jan. 13 at the Hotel Capstone on the University of Alabama’s campus. Humphrey was suspected of using alcohol, according to the report.”
UPDATE: Around 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, the Ravens released a statement regarding the situation:
“Marlon told us that it was a misunderstanding regarding a $15 telephone charger, which he thought was his. Our understanding is that he has been interviewed by University of Alabama Police and is cooperating. We are monitoring the situation.”
According to the details contained in Taylor’s tweet, Humphrey asked an Uber driver to borrow his phone charger, and refused to give it back upon being dropped off. The Uber driver is accusing Humphrey of elbowing him. The driver sustained no injuries.
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