Ravens RB Alex Collins arrested on narcotics, gun charges, waived by team

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Ravens running back Alex Collins was arrested Friday morning after a car crash in Owings Mills, Maryland, according to Baltimore County police.

Collins has been charged with CDS Possession with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Marijuana in Excess of 10 grams, and Handgun in Vehicle.

The Ravens announced Friday they waived the third-year player.

Collins, 24, was arrested after police responded shortly before 7 a.m. Friday to a report that a vehicle had crashed into a tree in an area west of Interstate 795 in the suburb northwest of Baltimore. According to the police report, officers found Collins asleep in the drivers’ seat of a black Chevrolet Corvette. Collins told police he lost control of the car on the snow-covered roadway. Upon smelling the odor of marijuana in the car, police discovered 141.75 grams of marijuana (possession of under 10 grams of marijuana is considered personal use and punishable under Maryland law by a civil citation). They also found a handgun. 

After waiving his Miranda rights, Collins told officers there was more marijuana and additional firearms at his home. Officers with a search warrant recovered a small amount of marijuana and two rifles there.

Collins, who ran for 973 yards and six touchdowns in 2017, managed only 411 yards on the ground but scored seven rushing TDs in 2018. He was placed on injured reserve after Week 12 with a sprained foot, ending his third NFL season. ​

Coach John Harbaugh on Wednesday at the scouting combine called Gus Edwards the Ravens’ top running back but added that the team would like to add some competition at the position this offseason.