Ravens' Zay Flowers will not be punished after personal conduct policy investigation

Flowers will not be suspended after being accused.
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The Baltimore Ravens received encouraging news regarding the starting of veteran wide receiver Zay Flowers. After an incident in the offseason prompted speculation of further punishment, be it legally or through the NFL themselves, the Ravens will head into 2024 without worrying about Flowers missing time.

The NFL has found insufficient evidence to suspend Flowers for violating the league's code of conduct policy. Flowers is now free to participate in activities with the team, as he won't receive any sort of penalty for the incident during the offseason.

"Following a review, the NFL concluded there was insufficient evidence to support a finding that Zay Flowers engaged in any activity that violated the NFL's personal conduct policy," the league said. "There will be no action taken by the league and Flowers remains eligible to participate in all team activities."

Baltimore Ravens WR Zay Flowers not suspended by NFL after investigation

On January 21, police reports indicate a woman said she was involved in a “violent domestic incident” in Owings Mills in which "the suspect’s brother drew a firearm.” The woman said she was "physically assaulted" and had "multiple bruises" while telling a 911 operator she was OK before hanging up. The woman did not identify a suspect, but she did say he was an NFL player.

Police contacted the alleged victim by phone on January 30, and she informed them there were "no further issues" and decided not to add any more details. Flowers declined to speak with investigators via his attorney.

Baltimore County police conducted their own investigation into the incident, but the matter appears to be "closed." However, police did say the incident could once again be reopened if new information came to light. The NFL does not require a player to be legally convicted of a crime fore them to levy a punishment against them.

Flowers exploded onto the scene during his rookie year, as the Boston College alum and 2023 No. 22 overall pick ended up catching 77 passes for 858 yards and five touchdowns while emerging as the team's No. 1 receiver. Flowers is again WR1 as the Ravens try to make a push for yet another Super Bowl.