Wake-up caw: Taliaferro's case dropped

The charges against Baltimore Ravens rookie running back Lorenzo Taliaferro have been dropped, according to The Baltimore Sun.

Taliaferro, a fourth-round pick, was arrested in May for destruction of property, being drunk in public and public swearing. His court hearing had been scheduled for Thursday.

He was one of five Ravens players arrested this offseason. Only cornerback Jimmy Smith's case remains unresolved. He was arrested and charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct last month.

Here are other headlines involving the Ravens:

  • Ray Lewis has counseled Rice over the last couple of months, according to Fox Sports. Lewis and Rice were close when they were teammates, and Lewis went through his own off-the-field incident 15 years ago.

  • According to a recent poll, a majority of Americans would have suspended Rice for a full season.

  • The Baltimore Sun's Mike Preston believes Ray Rice's apology allows the healing process to begin.

  • The Steelers are going to retire "Mean" Joe Greene's No. 75 jersey at their Nov. 2 home game against the Ravens, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.