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Bernard Pierce assigned June 2 court date in pending DUI case

Bernard Pierce assigned June 2 court date in pending DUI case
Ravens running back Bernard Pierce on the sideline during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Dallas Cowboys. (Brandon Wade / Associated Press)

Former Ravens backup running back Bernard Pierce has been assigned a June court date in a pending case for driving while under the influence of alcohol, according to Maryland court records.

The case is set for June 2 at Towson District Court. Pierce was arrested March 18 at 1:54 a.m. in Baltimore County on Dulaney Valley Road and was released by the Ravens roughly a dozen hours after his arrest.

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During the arrest, Pierce asked the officer if the case could be kept off the books and accurately predicted how the Ravens would react to the off-field incident.

"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 with the Jacksonville Jaguars after being claimed off waivers one day after the Ravens cut him, Pierce discussed his incident with Jacksonville reporters recently.

"My outlook is that nobody remembers the good things you do, but they always try to scrutinize and criticize the bad things," Pierce said. "I made one mistake in my whole career, my whole life, and now I'm trying to build myself up."

When Pierce got arrested, he became the eighth player and ninth member of the organization to be arrested during a 13-month span.

"With as many offseason issues as they have and with the zero-tolerance policy, I knew that could be it for me," Pierce said. "But I didn't think there would be a phone call and that would be it."

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