Matt Elam Arrested on Drug-Related Charges in Miami

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistFebruary 26, 2017

OWINGS MILLS, MD - MAY 05:  Matt Elam #31 of the Baltimore Ravens walks off the field after a practice during the Baltimore Ravens rookie camp on May 5, 2013 in Owings Mills, Maryland.  (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
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Safety Matt Elam was arrested Sunday morning on three drug-possession charges, according to Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk and Jeremy Bergman of 

Per Smith, Elam was charged with "possession of more than 20 grams of cannabis, possession of cannabis with the intent to sell or deliver, and possession of a controlled substance." Miami-Dade police reported they found 126 grams of marijuana and three grams of oxycodone in Elam's car after pulling him over for reckless driving.

Ian Rapoport of shared Elam's police records:

According to A.J. Perez of USA Today, he is being held on $15,500 bail.

Elam, 25, will become a free agent on March 9 after the Baltimore Ravens declined to pick up his fifth-year option last May, which would have paid him up to $6 million for the 2017 season. The Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec provided a statement from the Ravens following the news of Elam's arrest: "We are aware of the arrest of [Elam]. Matt is not in our plans for the 2017 Ravens."

He appeared in just nine games for the Ravens in 2016, accumulating just four tackles after missing the first two months of the season while recovering from arthroscopic knee surgery.

Elam, a 2013 first-round pick out of Florida, was suspended for one game in 2015 after violating the league's substance-abuse policy.

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