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Ravens release cornerback Victor Hampton

The Ravens released cornerback Victor Hampton on Monday, just a day after learning of his arrest on driving while impaired charges over the weekend in North Carolina.

Hampton, 22, was signed to a reserve-future contract in January, but he's now gone without even making it to a practice with the team.

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It marks the second time this offseason that the Ravens have dropped a player for off-the-field issues. The Ravens released nose tackle Terrence Cody, who was going to be a free agent anyway, after learning that the veteran was under investigation for animal cruelty.

After five players were arrested last offseason, team officials talked about having less tolerance for player misconduct off the field.

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Hampton was arrested early Saturday morning in Charlotte after his Camaro convertible was clocked going 100 miles per hour in a 55 miles per hour zone on I-77, according to master trooper John Burgin of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

Burgin said that tests revealed that Hampton had a .10 blood alcohol level. The legal limit in North Carolina is .08.

Hampton was charged with speeding, reckless driving to endanger and having an open container of alcohol in the vehicle. Two other passengers in Hampton's vehicle were arrested after police officers saw them trying to hide firearms under the passenger seat, Burgin said.

Undrafted out of the University of South Carolina, Hampton was arrested last year for disorderly conduct in South Carolina after an altercation with his sister. He and some former Gamecocks teammates also were investigated for an alleged assault of a nightclub promoter in New York. But no charges were filed for that incident.

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