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Baltimore’s Morris Freed on Bond

October 11, 1997

ROCKWALL, Texas (AP) _ Baltimore Ravens running back Byron ``Bam″ Morris posted bond and was released from jail Saturday in a probation revocation case.

Morris turned himself in Friday on an arrest warrant prosecutors sought in an attempt to revoke his 10-year probation on a 1996 drug conviction.

The player spent the night in the Rockwall County Jail on bond of $500,000. Morris walked out of the lockup around 10:30 a.m. Saturday, said jailer Heath Jackson.

Prosecutors claim Morris violated conditions of his probation by using alcohol and by failing to report to his probation officer seven times from July 1996 to August 1997.

Morris pleaded guilty to marijuana possession after his March 1996 arrest. An officer found more than 5 pounds of marijuana in the trunk of Morris’ car. The player had been headed toward his hometown of Cooper, 75 miles northeast of Dallas.

Morris was suspended by the NFL for the first four games of this season after a drug test revealed in January that he had used alcohol.

Ravens’ spokesman Kevin Byrne said Morris was expected at team practice Monday. Baltimore was idle this week.

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