A former Baltimore Ravens player was convicted in November 2016 of multiple misdemeanors, including drug charges and others stemming from his dogs death. He was later sentenced to nine months in jail as well.
An online petition was started to help urge a stronger punishment, but was largely unsuccessful as it didn’t achieve its goal.
Cody spent nearly $8,000 to buy the dog, a Canary Mastiff, from Spain.
It was a complicated case from the start, as the defense attorney stated that Cody was incapable of caring for the dog given his depression.