Fantasy Crime League Update: The Ravens Are Running Away With 2014!
Sometimes, a team is so dialed in, it's almost mesmerizing to watch, taking their collective game to heights never before seen.
We saw it in football with the Rams in the late 90's, the "Greatest Show On Turf." We saw it with last year's Miami Heat during their 27 game winning streak. Wichita State this season has given us a little taste in college basketball.
So we should all probably just sit back and admire greatness, a dynasty working at its craft, because the Ravens are making a mockery of the 2014 NFL Fantasy Crime League!
Thus far, a whopping 75 percent of the reported crimes committed by NFL players this offseason has been committed by a member of the Baltimore Ravens! Granted, there have only been four crimes committed thus far that we know of, but still, SEVENTY FIVE PERCENT!
Here's the latest, courtesy of the Baltimore Sun:
Ravens reserve offensive lineman Jah Reid was arrested and charged with two misdemeanor battery counts following an altercation at a bar early Sunday morning in Key West, Fla., according to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office and Key West police department.
Key West police department public information officer Alyson Crean said that Reid and another man, Benjamin Buxton, got into a fight at the Red Garter Saloon with several other people. The fight then escalated into a confrontation with security officials after they tried to break it up, according to the arrest affidavit.
Crean said that police were called to the bar and reviewed surveillance video, which showed Reid fighting. Crean said that police reviewed the video and saw Reid was bumped into by another man, with an argument then unfolding. Police said that Reid was seen head-butting the other man before punching and kicking him.
When the bar security officials intervened, Crean said Reid began punching them, according to the affidavit. One security official suffered minor facial injuries -- a split lip, Crean said.
Head butts, punching security guards, kicking people...Reid was a house on fire! And just when you thought it couldn't get any more off the chain, then out came the taser....
A security officer used a Taser on Buxton, but not on Reid, Crean said. Buxton was also charged with two misdemeanor counts of battery. Reid and Buxton were both released on $2,000 bonds Sunday, according to jail records.
I'm guessing they didn't tase Reid because he would have laughed at the electricity coursing through his veins, grabbed the implement out of the police officer's hand and used it as a toothpick before calmly head butting and tasing all of the officers on the scene.
Reid is heading into his fourth year in the league (assuming that he makes it to 2014), and he played in ten games last year. He was a third-round draft pick in 2011 out of Central Florida, and as mentioned, he is the third Ravens player to be arrested this offseason following running back Ray Rice (simple assault-domestic violence) and wide receiver Deonte Thompson (possession of marijuana).
Clearly, the Ravens, without the distraction of a deep postseason run in 2013, have honed their crime game meticulously. It remains to be seen if the Raiders and Browns can step up. we know it's just a matter of time before they make a run.
PREVIOUS FANTASY CRIME ACTIVITY 2/21/14: Ravens WR Deonte Thompson is arrested for suspicion of possession of marijuana.
2/18/14: Falcons WR Roddy White is arrested for failing to appear in court.
2/14/14: Ravens RB Ray Rice is charged with simple assault.
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