Former Ravens' running back and current Jacksonville Jaguar Bernard Pierce accurately predicted his fate after a DUI in March.
Do you know what happened the last time a Ravens player got a DUI?" Pierce said, according to an arrest report. "I’m getting cut tomorrow, not like you care.
Now the rusher will get a jury trial on October 27th in his driving-under-the-influence case that happened in Maryland.
The Ravens have done a good job in replacing Pierce with the drafting of Lorenzo Taliaferro, undrafted rookie Terrence Magee, and fourth round draft pick Javorius Allen on the team battling for the backup spot. Before Pierce's release, he was already on the outside looking in with a per run average of only 3.8 for his career. He ended his three-season tenure with the Ravens compiling 1,334 yards on 353 rushes with 5 touchdowns.
Pierce understands that he made a mistake and is hoping to build himself back up from it and be a better person.
My outlook is that nobody remembers the good things you do, but they always try to scrutinize and criticize the bad things. I made one mistake in my whole career, my whole life, and now I’m trying to build myself up.
Sadly for Pierce and the thousands that are killed every year by drunk drivers, this isn't a matter of using a PED to gain a slight edge or for failing a drug test while sitting at home every night. This isn't a small screw up, but one that could have killed not only him but others as well and Pierce doesn't seem to have the understanding on how big this mistake truly is.
Hopefully for his own sake, he matures and is able to fully grasp what he did and know how terrible it could have been in order to never do it again.