Baltimore Ravens head coach, John Harbaugh expressed his disappointment and concern about the legal troubles which some of his players have found themselves in this offseason, when he met with the media earlier today.
Running back, Ray Rice could still be facing an NFL suspension after an incident involving his now wife in Atlantic City in February.
In addition, newly drafted running back Lorenzo Taliaferro was charged with being drunk in public and destruction of property in Virginia over Memorial Day weekend. Jacoby Jones, Bernanrd Pierce and Jimmy Smith were also escorted from a Maryland bar over the weekend due to being too drunk.
Harbaugh told members of the media: "I'm very disappointed…It's always concerning…You gotta grow up faster than your pals. It's a privilege to have a job like this. It's a privilege to play in the NFL. Character matters to us and you better not be a repeat offender."
The coach is right to be concerned, along with Jah Reid's charge of misdemeanour battery, Ravens players have littered the police blotter in recent months.
Whilst arrests in themselves may not impact the team on the field, the offense under Gary Kubiak should be one of the Ravens' best in recent years, however when these arrests become noticed by the league and replaced with suspensions then the Ravens need to be worried.
There is no indication that any Ravens apart from Rice are due to face suspensions but even so Ravens fans will be hoping that the team can maintain their professionalism both on and off the field in 2014.
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