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Matt Elam

Police: NFL Ravens Star busted with POUNDS of POT, Oxycontin

NFL player Matt Elam is in hot water after Miami  police arrested him on Sunday for carrying large amounts of drugs.

At about 3:45 am on Sunday, Miami-Dade County police observed Baltimore Ravens safety Matt Elam, 25, driving his Range Rover dangerously and recklessly in a residential area near South Beach. When officers approached the vehicle, they observed the telltale “big cloud of smoke” coming from inside the vehicle and they smelled a strong odor of marijuana.

During the course of the stop, Elam was discovered to be in possession of 126 ounces (7.8 pounds) of marijuana, and three grams of oxycodone, amounting to about 30 pills worth.  He is charged with three felony counts for possession of a controlled substance, possession of more than 20 grams, and intent to sell. His bond was set at $15,500.

Elam was suspended in 2015 for one game for breaking the NFL substance abuse police.  As of next month, he will be a free agent as the Ravens have decided not to renew his contract for the 2017 season.  They are said to be aware of the arrest, and noted, “Matt is not in our plans for the 2017 Ravens.”

Is his career up in smoke? Lots of cash is on the line. When he signed his four-year contract with the Ravens in 2013, his average annual salary was listed at $1,691,751, guaranteeing him $5,439,229 during his tenure. Moving forward, he will not likely garner such numbers.

According to the Palm Beach Post, two other men were arrested with Elam, including one allegedly with a loaded weapon in his possession.

There’s nothing like piling on a guy when he’s down. An ESPN story posted on Sunday called Elam, “officially the worst first-round pick in team history.”

[Feature Photo: AP]