PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Former Temple running back Bernard Pierce has been released by the Baltimore Ravens following a DUI arrest. Pierce was arrested for drunk driving early Wednesday morning in Towson.
Pierce has been with the Ravens for three seasons and won a Super Bowl with the team in his first season in the NFL.READ MORE: CDC, FDA Recommend US Pause Use Of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 Vaccine Over Blood Clot Concerns
The Ardmore, Pa native has rushed for 1,334 yards in his career to go along with five touchdowns.
The Ravens have intensified their conduct with players after the backlash the organization faced following the Ray Rice situation. Pierce is the third Ravens player released this off-season in connection to conduct. Terrance Cody was released after reports of him being investigated for animal cruelty surfaced in February and the team released Victor Hampton earlier this month after a DUI arrest in North Carolina.
Before going to the Ravens, Pierce was a star running back for the Temple Owls. While at Temple, Pierce 3,570 yards in three seasons. He rushed for 53 touchdowns including 27 in his final season.MORE NEWS: Firefighters Called To Virtua Memorial Hospital In Mount Holly