Charges From May Arrest Dropped Against Former Ravens S Matt Elam

Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports that the grand theft and domestic battery charges against former Ravens S Matt Elam stemming from his May arrest have been dropped.

According to Zrebiec, court documents mentions that insufficient evidence exists to prove charges due to the uncooperative victim and lack of independent evidence.

While this is good news for Elam, Zrebiec points out that he’s still facing drug-related charges from his arrest in Miami this past February.

Elam, 25, was taken with the No. 32 overall pick in the 2013 draft. He just finished the final year of his four-year, $6.767 million rookie contract that included $5.439 guaranteed.

The Ravens declined to pick up Elam’s fifth-year option that would have run them over $5.6 million in 2017.

Elam’s 2015 season ended after he suffered a torn biceps. However, Elam wound up being suspended one game without pay for violating the NFL substance abuse policy.

In 2016, Elam appeared in nine games for the Ravens and recorded four total tackles.

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