Ravens head of security Darren Sanders has been charged with a fourth-degree sex offense, according to a report from The Baltimore Sun. At this time, no details other than the charge are available at this time.
A former homicide detective, Sanders leads the Ravens' security team and is also one of the point men to gather information when players get in trouble. When Ray Rice was arrested for knocking out his then-fiancee and now-wife Janay Rice, Sanders was the one who went to Atlantic City, N.J. to relay what happened to the organization.
The alleged incident was filed on Dec. 14 and could carry a penalty of a year in jail and/or a $1,000 fine. Sanders was issued a summons and has not been arrested. His court date is Feb. 9, 2015.
The Baltimore Sun's Justin Fenton also reported that Sanders is claiming this allegation is untrue.
New: Atty for Ravens head of security says accusation "completely fabricated," "does a disservice to real victims"— Justin Fenton (@justin_fenton) December 31, 2014
Fenton also got a statement from the Ravens organization.
.@Ravens statement: "We are aware of the situation, and have been investigating thoroughly."— Justin Fenton (@justin_fenton) December 31, 2014
Here's a tweet from Sports Illustrated's Michael McCann on the legal issues involved:
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Legal risk to Ravens and NFL in Ravens security chief facing criminal charge is that prosecutors could uncover new info on Ray Rice scandal.</p>— Michael McCann (@McCannSportsLaw) <a href="https://twitter.com/McCannSportsLaw/status/550148998359953408">December 31, 2014</a></blockquote>
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