Baltimore Raven running back Bam Morris was jailed Friday in Rockwall, Texas, after surrendering to authorities seeking to revoke his 10-year probation on a 1996 drug conviction.
Morris’ hometown is Cooper, Texas, located 75 miles northeast of Dallas.
State District Judge Sue Pirtle set Morris’ bond at $500,000. The player has a Monday court appearance at which his attorney will seek to have the bond reduced to $50,000.
Rockwall County District Attorney Ray Sumrow, who sought the arrest warrant, said Morris’ probation should be revoked because he violated his probation by using alcohol and by failing to report to his probation officer seven times from July 1996 to August 1997.
A hearing is scheduled for Nov. 25.
Buffalo Bill assistant coach Elijah Pitts has been diagnosed with cancer and will undergo prolonged therapy.
Pitts, 59, the assistant head coach to Marv Levy, underwent surgery earlier this week to remove a malignancy in his abdomen. He already has started chemotherapy.
Pitts spent nine seasons as a running back with the Green Bay Packers during their glory years under Vince Lombardi.
Defensive tackle Keith Rucker, released last month by the Washington Redskins, has signed with the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs also signed Todd Scott, a safety who made the Pro Bowl while with the Minnesota Vikings.
To make room from Rucker and Scott, the Chiefs placed safety Kevin Ross on injured reserve because of a knee injury and released linebacker Bobby Houston.
Wide receiver Brett Perriman, signed by the Miami Dolphins this week after being cut by the Kansas City Chiefs, had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee and won’t be available to his new team for at least two to three weeks.