The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Joe For America
A former NFL player was released from jail early after being given an 88-day credit for good behavior and working while being incarcerated. Terrence Cody was sentenced in March to 9 months behind bars after pleading guilty to animal cruelty charges in regards to his Canary Mastiff. Cody was drafted in the 2nd round of the 2010 NFL draft by the Baltimore Ravens. After being cut loose by the Ravens, Cody now has little chance to ever play in the NFL again.
The Canary Mastiff purchased from Spain in which Cody paid a whopping $8,000. After Cody had checked on his pet, he became worried about the health of the Mastiff and rushed the dog to the hospital. The veterinarian put the dog down to prevent the dog from any more suffering.
In court, Cody claimed that he thought the dog had worms which is why he…post was originally published on this site