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Police are investigating the Ravens’ Zay Flowers for an alleged domestic assault
The investigation also includes a police department in Acton, Massachusetts, which acknowledged a domestic violence report related to an incident in Baltimore County last month involving Flores.
Acton police declined to release the report, citing state laws that keep communications confidential between victims and police in cases of domestic violence or sexual assault. An Acton police spokesman also cited the law and declined to answer questions on the matter.
When asked if they were investigating Flowers, Baltimore County Police also acknowledged that the department was aware of the alleged assault in the Owings Mills area on January 21. A police spokesperson said the matter is pending and the department will not release additional details at this time. The ministry said on Friday that it was “working to determine whether a crime has occurred.”
Flowers has not been charged with a crime. It was not immediately clear if he had a lawyer.
“We take these matters seriously and will have no further comment at this time,” a Ravens spokesperson said Thursday afternoon.
The flowers’ agent, Zach Heller, did not immediately return messages Thursday afternoon.
Flowers played in the AFC Championship game a week after county police received the report.
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A standout at Boston College, Flowers was the Ravens’ first-round pick in 2023 and is coming off the best season for a first-year receiver in franchise history. He set rookie records for catches (77) and receiving yards (858) and added six total touchdowns in 16 games. Flowers also led the Ravens in the playoffs with nine catches for 156 yards and a touchdown, although a goal-line fumble in the championship game proved costly in a 17-10 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
The issue of domestic violence has loomed large in the NFL since former Ravens running back Ray Rice was arrested and charged with assaulting his then-fiancée in 2014. The accusations led to his suspension and eventual release, and he has since Since then, owner Steve Bisciotti has largely remained tight-lipped. to a zero-tolerance policy for players accused of domestic violence.
After formulating the Flowers No. 22 overall in April, general manager Eric DeCosta said the Ravens had done “a lot of research” on Flowers and hadn’t “come across as many impressive, head-to-head prospects that I’ve seen.” has ever been interviewed.