Ravens RB Alex Collins arrested following car crash near team facility
Baltimore Ravens running back Alex Collins is a restricted free agent who is hoping for a new contract this offseason, so now is not a great time to get in trouble with the law. Unfortunately, that happened on Friday morning.
According to Sarah Meehan and Jonas Shaffer of The Baltimore Sun, Collins was arrested following a report of a car that had crashed into a tree about a mile away from the Ravens’ team facility. The charges against the 24-year-old were not immediately available, but Ravens vice president of public relations Chad Steele said the team has been in contact with police and is aware of the incident. It’s not yet known if Collins was the driver of the vehicle.
Collins looked like he was on the verge of a breakout when he rushed for 973 yards and six touchdowns in 2017, but he was largely a disappointment last season. He appeared in 10 games for the Ravens and rushed for 411 yards, averaging just 3.6 yards per carry. He did, however, score seven touchdowns. Collins was placed on injured reserve in December.
It’s fair to say that Collins did not live up to expectations, so it would not be a surprise if the Ravens move on from him depending on how Friday’s arrest plays out.