Ravens cut cornerback Victor Hampton after DWI arrest


(Updated: 12:55 p.m. on Monday)
The Ravens announced Monday that they’ve cut cornerback Victor Hampton after he was arrested Saturday in Charlotte, N.C. and charged with driving while impaired.
Signed to a reserve-future deal in January, the 22-year-old was charged with driving while impaired, speeding, reckless driving to endanger, and violating an open container law. He was released after posting $2,500 bound, according to the Mecklenburg County sheriff’s office website.
According to WSOC-TV in Charlotte, Hampton’s car was stopped after being clocked at 100 miles per hour in a 55-miles-per-hour zone. His blood-alcohol level was 0.10, higher than the legal limit of 0.08 in the state of North Carolina. Two passengers in Hampton’s car were also cited for carrying concealed firearms.
Hampton was not selected out of the University of South Carolina in the 2014 draft and spent time with the Cincinnati Bengals in the preseason and on the New York Giants’ practice squad last fall.
After seeing five players arrested last offseason, the Ravens have pledged to hold their players to a higher standard, which made Hampton’s fate all but sealed after the news broke on Sunday. He was unlikely to compete for more than a spot on the practice squad, so the Ravens simply didn’t want to be associated with a marginal player in trouble with the law.


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