Bernard Pierce (Balt. Co. booking photo)
Bernard Pierce (Balt. Co. booking photo)

Updated at 3:05 p.m.

The Ravens’ offseason dance with the law. Running Back Bernard Pierce was arrested early Wednesday morning on Dulaney Valley Rd. near I-695 in Towson.

According to Baltimore County police, Pierce was pulled over for speeding in his 2014 Ford Mustang. He was clocked at 55 mph in a 30 mph zone. He then failed field sobriety tests, and was arrested for DUI. Pierce was later released per County policies, police said.

The Ravens said they were looking into the incident, but haven’t said anything else.

On RB Bernard Pierce: “We are aware of the situation and learning more about it. We take these matters seriously.” |

— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) March 18, 2015

Pierce, 23, was a back-up running back for the Ravens last year. The team released cornerback Victor Hampton after he was arrested for DUI earlier this offseason. Defensive lineman Terrence Cody was also released after Baltimore County police hit him with animal cruelty charges.

The three arrests aren’t helping the team rehabilitate their image in the wake of the Ray Rice scandal.

UPDATE 3:05 p.m. Pierce Cut From Ravens

Pierce was cut from the Ravens Wednesday as a result of the incident, the team said.

Even though Pierce didn’t follow John Harbaugh’s postseason message about having zero tolerance for misbehavior, he apparently heard his coach.

According to WBAL, Pierce told the arresting officer, “Do you know what happened the last time a Ravens player got a DUI? I’m getting cut tomorrow, not like you care.”

Stephen Babcock

Stephen Babcock is the editor of Baltimore and an editor-at-large of Baltimore Fishbowl.