March 26, 2016 - Aaron Wilson
Ex-Ravens DT Terrence Cody sentenced to nine months for animal cruelty conviction
Former Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Terrence Cody was sentenced to nine months in jail, 18 months supervised probation and mandatory mental health treatment for his conviction in an animal cruelty case on multiple misdemeanor charges. Cody's dog, Taz, starved to death, allegedly by the former NFL player. Cody could have gone to jail for more than two years. Cody suffers from depression, according to his lawyer. Cody said the dog was suffering from worms. Cody purchased the dog for $8,000. The dog once weighed 100 pounds. The dog died at less than 50 pounds. He was cut last year by the Ravens after being indicted. Cody illegally possessed an alligator and had drug paraphernalia. Cody's girlfriend, Kourtney Kelley, was convicted and sentenced to 50 days and then paroled. Follow me on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL Aaron Wilson covers the Texans for The Houston Chronicle.