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It will be interesting to see how the Ravens handle the DUI arrest of returner B.J. Sams. This is the second time he has been charged with drunken driving in 14 months. There is more to this than it just being another isolated incident and the Ravens telling him to get a limo. The Ravens know there is a deeper problem here, and I suspect they will help Sams. The Ravens, especially under former owner Art Modell, have a history of working with players who have been in similar situations, including Bam Morris, Larry Webster and Chris McAlister. They have often provided seminars and counseling sessions for these players to work out their problems. They haven't always succeeded, but at least they offered the players a chance to redeem themselves.

If Sams is suspended for four games, it will have a significant impact because he was second in the league in kickoff return average (30.9) and ninth in punt return average (10.8). Receiver Mark Clayton could handle both duties, but it's a gamble having a starter as a returner. The Ravens tried that once before and lost starting cornerback Chris McAlister for a couple of games. Rookie running back Cory Ross might be a better option. He did a nice job for the Ravens during the preseason.

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