The Baltimore Ravens announced Monday that they have cut Victor Hampton, who was arrested Saturday in Charlotte, N.C., on charges of driving while intoxicated, speeding, reckless driving and having an open container.
A WSOC-TV report said NC Highway Patrol investigators clocked a Camaro driven by Hampton as traveling 100 mph in a 55-mph zone. According to the report, the Highway Patrol determined that Hampton’s blood-alcohol level was .10, above the legal limit of .08 in North Carolina.
The former South Carolina cornerback in January had signed a reserve-future contract with Baltimore, a deal players who were not on an active NFL roster can sign in the offseason. He was on the New York Giants' practice squad since mid-October but did not play in a game.
Hampton declared for the NFL after his junior season at USC and went undrafted.
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He had off-field issues before, during and after his time at USC.
Hampton attended four high schools and had a scholarship offer from the University of Florida withdrawn partially for disciplinary issues. At South Carolina, he has acknowledged, he was close to being dismissed from the team on two occasions. In 2011, he was suspended for the first three games for a violation of team rules, and he did not start against Georgia or Wisconsin in 2013 for separate violations of team rules.
He was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after an argument with his sister in April 2014.