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

Cedric Mason- Touchdown Alabama Magazine

Things aren’t looking good for former Alabama and Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Terrence “Mount” Cody. Cody was sentenced to nine months in a Baltimore County detention center for neglecting his animals.

Cody was originally indicted on 15 charges of animal abuse and neglect, specifically pertaining to his dogs. The 15 counts conist of the following: two felony counts of aggravated animal cruelty, 10 misdemeanor counts of animal abuse and neglect, one count of possession of an alligator, one count of possession of marijuana, and one count of possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia

Cody would be acquitted of the animal abuse charges, but he was convicted on neglect charges.

During his first two collegiate seasons, Cody was a junior college prospect at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. He signed with Alabama in 2008. He would make an immediate impact, and along the way he would become an all-American and first-team Southeastern Conference player.

NFL scouts were cautious about drafting Cody, mainly due to his weight. The Ravens took him in the second round of the 2010 NFL draft. The Ravens would go on to win Super Bowl XLVII, with Cody seeing limited time on the field that season.

On April 4, 2014 the Ravens re-signed Cody, but he only appeared in one game during 2014. They released him January 23, 2015.

Court documents say that Cody “intentionally tortured” the animal, which included failing to provide space, food, etc. for his dog Taz. The torture endured by Taz ultimately led to an untimely death.

Kourtney Kellen, Cody’s 28-year-old girlfriend, was given a 60-day sentence for a five-count conviction of neglecting the dog.

Blain Bradley is a contributor for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can “Follow” him on Twitter, via @blainbradley1 or “like” him on Facebook

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