Courtesy of Baltimore County Police Department

Courtesy of Baltimore County Police Department

Former Arkansas and Baltimore Ravens running back Alex Collins was arrested Friday morning following a single-car accident in Owings Mills, Maryland.

Baltimore County Police found Collins asleep in the driver’s seat of a black Chevrolet Corvette with the car crashed into a tree. Collins told police that he lost control of his vehicle due to the snow-covered roadway and fell asleep while waiting for a towing service to respond, according to a report made by Baltimore County Police.

Following the crash, officers found approximately 142 grams of marijuana and a handgun in the vehicle Collins was driving. Police later obtained a search warrant for Collins’ home and found two additions firearms, ammunition, and less than 10 grams of marijuana. Collins was arrested on charges of Controlled Dangerous Substance Possession with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Marijuana in Excess of 10 grams, and Handgun in Vehicle, according to the report.

Collins is released on a $7,500 posted bond following an initial bail hearing just after midnight Saturday morning, according to the report.

Collins was subsequently waived by the Ravens because of the incident. He is available to be claimed by any team in the league. If he passes through waivers, he will become an unrestricted free agent.

In 2018, Collins totaled 516 yards from scrimmage and eight touchdowns in his second year with the Ravens. Collins rushed for 3,703 yards and 36 touchdowns in his career at Arkansas, ranking second and fourth in program history in those categories, respectively.


Drew Watzke is the sports editor of the Arkansas Traveler. Previously, he worked as a sports writer and columnist from 2018-2019.

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