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Ex-Ravens running back Bernard Pierce assigned jury trial in DUI case

Ravens running back Bernard Pierce (30) gains 27 yards as he is pursued by Jacksonville Jaguars safety Josh Evans during the fourth quarter Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014. Baltimore held on to win, 20-12.
Ravens running back Bernard Pierce (30) gains 27 yards as he is pursued by Jacksonville Jaguars safety Josh Evans during the fourth quarter Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014. Baltimore held on to win, 20-12. (Karl Merton Ferron / Baltimore Sun)

Former Ravens backup running back Bernard Pierce requested a trial by jury and was assigned an Oct. 27 trial court date in his driving-under-the-influence case, according to his attorney, Warren Alperstein.

The case has been transferred to Baltimore County Circuit Court upon this request.

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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.

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 when he joined the team in March.

Pierce rushed for 1,334 yards and five touchdowns and caught 29 passes for 164 yards in three seasons with the Ravens after being drafted in the third round out of Temple.

"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."

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