'Ten really bad minutes': Domestic violence report charges no charges against Ravens' Zay Flowers

'Ten really bad minutes': Domestic violence report charges no charges against Ravens' Zay Flowers

Baltimore County police closed without filing charges an investigation into an alleged domestic violence incident last month involving Ravens wide receiver Zay Flowers.

A woman came to the Acton Police Department in Massachusetts last month to report a “violent domestic incident” involving an NFL player in Owings Mills. She told police the player's brother pulled a gun, according to police records released Tuesday. She refused to identify the NFL player or seek further action from law enforcement, officers wrote. Instead, police questioned what would happen if she filed a report.

“It was a really bad ten minutes, but she hasn't been afraid since then,” she told officers, according to police records. She also told them that “he has too much to lose, and he is too smart to do something like this.”

The Baltimore Banner confirmed earlier this month that police in Baltimore and Acton counties are investigating allegations of domestic violence involving the Ravens wide receiver. Both police departments declined to comment at the time. With the matter now closed, Baltimore County police released the records Tuesday under the Maryland Public Information Act.

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Records show the woman refused to file a police report and that officers only linked her to Flores through social media. Officers contacted the suspect's attorney, but the attorney told them his client would not be available for an interview. They also contacted the Ravens' vice president of security, but he was out of town and would call them when he returned, police wrote. A Ravens spokesperson referred The Banner to a previous statement issued by the team.

The spokesperson said: “We take these matters seriously and will have no further comment at this time.”

In addition, the NFL continues to “monitor all developments,” a league spokesperson said Tuesday.

The incident occurred on January 16, four days before the Ravens' first two playoff games, which the Houston Texans won 34-10. Five days later, the woman came to the Acton Police Department with her father and a friend.

“She stated that she was physically assaulted resulting in multiple bruises,” Acton police wrote. “(The woman) stated that she was very hesitant to provide a lot of information because of the high profile of the other party involved. I asked her what she meant by 'high profile' and she stated that he was an NFL player.

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She did not want to provide the suspect's name or address. But she told officers she was living with her boyfriend in a townhouse outside Baltimore when the scene became violent and he vandalized her property.

“She stated she called 911 and was crying when they answered. “She told the communications officer she was okay and hung up,” Acton police wrote.

Baltimore County Police put out a 911 call in which a dispatcher can be heard asking a woman if she was having an emergency or needed help. “No, it's okay, thank you,” she replied, sounding annoyed.

Two marked police cars were dispatched to the home on Owings Mills and remained in the parking lot for approximately two hours. Baltimore County Police called her, but she did not answer. The shadows closed. She told Acton police she was happy the police cars arrived.

“Because the brother got scared, left the room, put the gun away, and that's what really made it stop,” she said, according to the police report.

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Baltimore County police dispatch records also showed that on Jan. 16, a 911 call from a distressed woman was geolocated to the house next door to the Flowers-Owings Mills home, where neighbors also reported seeing officers that day.

The woman told Acton police she had photos of her bruises, but did not share them, officers wrote. Her father confirmed the bruises. She did not seek medical treatment.

According to the report, an Acton police officer can be heard on body camera footage saying there were injuries.

Also during the police interview, she looked at her cell phone and told officers she was receiving a call from the suspect's agent. She did not answer the call.

The police report did not name the agent, but Zach Heller represents Flowers. He has not returned multiple messages from The Banner since February 8.

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An Acton police officer showed her a form to request a protective order and informed her of her legal options. The Acton officer told her he “understands this is a high-profile person, but this does not set a precedent for her safety.”

“She stated that she was not currently afraid and felt safe at home,” officers wrote.

Baltimore County Police contacted the woman and her father, but wrote that there were no other issues and did not release any additional information about the incident. The suspect has not yet been identified.

County police also wrote that without additional information they were suspending the investigation.

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 his goal-line fumble in the AFC Championship Game proved costly in a 17-10 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

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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.

Banner reporters Jonas Shaffer and Gianna Hahn contributed to this article.

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