Former Ravens DT Terrence Cody sentenced to 9 months in animal cruelty case

Former Ravens DT Terrence Cody in 2011. 

Former Ravens defensive tackle Terrence Cody was sentenced to nine months in a Baltimore County detention center on animal cruelty charges, the Baltimore Sun reports

The 27-year-old Fort Myers, Florida, native was convicted in November on misdemeanor charges of aggravated animal cruelty and neglect after prosecutors claimed Cody’s dog Taz, a Canary mastiff, had starved to death.

The former defensive tackle was also charged with illegal possession of an alligator and marijuana possession. The Ravens released Cody after he was indicted in February 2015. 

Cody’s girlfriend, Kourtney Kelly, 28, was convicted of five misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty and began serving her 60-day sentence last month.