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NFL's Ray Rice Knocked Fiancee Out Cold: Cops

Both arrested for simple assault after fight at Atlantic City casino

(Newser) - More controversy for the NFL: Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice got into a fight with fiancee Janay Palmer at an Atlantic City casino early Saturday and knocked her out cold, ESPN reports by way of a court summons. A video posted to TMZ yesterday shows Rice dragging an apparently... More »

Ex-NFL Cheerleader Details Harsh Requirements

Baltimore Ravens can't gain any weight, and must make sure to stay tan

(Newser) - In case the story of the Raiderette who only makes $5 an hour wasn't enough to convince you that NFL cheerleading is not a great career path, Deadspin talks to a former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader who makes the job sound even worse—and passed along a "Rules and... More »

Tornadoes Hit Midwest, Crush Illinois 'Hood

At least 5 dead, officials confirm

(Newser) - Intense thunderstorms and tornadoes swept across the Midwest today, causing extensive damage in several central Illinois communities and killing five, officials confirmed. Among the deaths: An elderly man and his sister who died when a tornado struck their farm house in southern Illinois' Washington County. The tornadoes sent people scrambling... More »

Ravens QB to Play Johnny Unitas in Biopic

Joe Flacco will appear in championship-victory scenes

(Newser) - Joe Flacco, method actor? The Baltimore Ravens quarterback has agreed to play late football great Johnny Unitas in the upcoming film Unitas We Stand, reports the Baltimore Sun . Flacco will appear in the closing scenes showing the Colts' 1958 championship victory. "A lot of the way Joe plays and... More »

Meet the New Highest-Paid Player in NFL History

Ravens QB Joe Flacco will get $120.6M over six years

(Newser) - Before this year's playoffs, Joe Flacco had the reputation of being an under-appreciated underdog. Funny what a Super Bowl ring and an MVP trophy can do: The Ravens quarterback has agreed to a $120.6 million contract over six years that will make him the highest-paid player in NFL... More »

Furniture Store Out $600K on Ravens' Super Bowl Return

Baltimore store owner had taken out an insurance policy, fortunately

(Newser) - When Jacoby Jones of the Baltimore Ravens returned a kickoff 108 yards to score the first touchdown of the Super Bowl's second half, he probably didn't realize he was causing a local furniture store to give away $600,000 in free furniture. Gary Mullaney, co-owner of Gardiners Furniture,... More »

Weirdest. Super Bowl. Ever.

Writers react to the blackout, the no-call, and the almost comeback

(Newser) - America is basically talking about five things today: The blackout , the no-call , Beyonce , the bad ads , and the 49ers' near-comeback . And that's not even touching on the F-bomb , the 108-yard-return, the Sandy Hook kids , or any number of other subplots that made this "a truly cool Super Bowl,... More »

CBS May Be in Trouble for Flacco F-Bomb

Parents Television Council wants FCC to investigate

(Newser) - Another Super Bowl will be investigated by the FCC—not for a wardrobe malfunction this time, but for an F-bomb. While celebrating last night's win, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco appeared to say, "This is fucking awesome," Politico reports. Another player apparently said, "Holy shit."... More »

Ravens Win Super Bowl, 34-31

They survive power outage at Superdome to beat 49ers

(Newser) - The Baltimore Ravens are your Super Bowl champions with a 34-31 victory over the San Francisco 49ers. It was a crazy second half: The lights in the Superdome went out for about a half-hour early in the third quarter with Baltimore up 28-6. (Maybe Beyonce's halftime show used up... More »

The Ravens—Letting Edgar Allan Poe's Legacy Die?

The city closed Poe House, and the Ravens did nothing

(Newser) - The city of Baltimore and its high-flying football team rely heavily on Edgar Allen Poe's legacy—yet they're letting it fade away, writes A.N. Devers at Salon . City officials shut down the Edgar Allan Poe House last year, citing its $85,000 annual cost, even though it... More »

NFL Great Ray Lewis to Retire

Future Hall of Famer is done after the playoffs

(Newser) - This probably isn't great news for the Indianapolis Colts, who play the Baltimore Ravens Sunday in a first-round playoff game. The Ravens' superb and ferocious Ray Lewis has a big incentive to play even harder: It could be his last game. The future Hall of Famer announced today that... More »

NFL Kicker Unloads Diatribe at Politician on Gay Marriage

Vikings' Chris Kluwe vents at Maryland legislator who opposes

(Newser) - A couple of NFL players are feuding with a Maryland politician over gay marriage—with the players arguing in favor and the Democrat protesting. The brouhaha began when Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo publicly endorsed same-sex marriage. In response, Emmett C. Burns Jr., a state politician and minister, sent a... More »

Former Ravens Owner Art Modell Dead at 87

He was one of the most influential owners in NFL history

(Newser) - Art Modell, one of the most influential owners in the history of the NFL, "died peacefully of natural causes" today, according to his sons. He was 87. Modell was among the most important figures in the NFL as owner of the Cleveland Browns, which became the Ravens after he... More »

Patriots Edge Out Ravens, Go to Super Bowl

Ravens miss last-minute, 32-yard field goal

(Newser) - Tom Brady has the New England Patriots back in the Super Bowl. The Patriots beat the stunned Ravens 23-20 in the AFC championship game today after Baltimore's Billy Cundiff missed a 32-yard field goal attempt with 11 seconds remaining that would have tied the score. Brady scored the winning... More »

Green Bay Routs Atlanta; Steelers Beat Ravens

Both move on to their conference championship games

(Newser) - The Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers are moving on in the NFL playoffs:
  • The Steelers beat the Baltimore Ravens 31-24 despite trailing 21-7 at halftime. As bad as Pittsburgh was in the first half, the Ravens were worse in the second. Pittsburgh scored three times on three Baltimore turnovers,
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NFL Retiree Takes Up Firefighting

Ex-Ravens long snapper Joe Maese fulfills lifelong dream

(Newser) - Plenty of little boys want to be football players when they grow up, and many dream of becoming firefighters. Joe Maese has gotten to do both. "Even when I played in the NFL, I eventually couldn't see myself doing anything different than I do now," the former Raven... More »

Colts, Saints Advance

Indy handles the Ravens, and New Orleans routs Arizona

(Newser) - The Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints are moving on in the playoffs. Peyton Manning led Indy to a methodical 20-3 win over the Baltimore Ravens and will play the winner of tomorrow's Jets-Chargers game for the AFC title. New Orleans, meanwhile, got big performances from Reggie Bush and... More »

14-Year-Old Cancer Patient Calls Plays for Ravens

Cam Cameron calls on local kid with inoperable brain tumor

(Newser) - The Baltimore Ravens have a new top-secret offensive mastermind: Matthew Costello, a 14-year-old with an inoperable brain tumor. Costello goes to school with offensive coordinator Cam Cameron’s son Danny. When Danny told his dad about Costello’s recent diagnosis, Cameron, a cancer survivor himself, rushed over to meet him,... More »

Senate Bickers as Storm Bears Down on DC

Republicans vow to stall; Reid targets Christmas Eve health care vote

(Newser) - Even as Harry Reid plans for a Christmas Eve vote on the Senate health care bill, Republicans are vowing to stall, and a massive winter storm is roaring northeast from the Gulf of Mexico with Washington directly in its path. " It is our intention not to pass this bill... More »

Bullock Shines in Crowd-Pleasing Blind Side

Football chick flick lacks suspense, delivers happy ending

(Newser) - The Blind Side lacks inherent suspense—it's based on the true story of Michael Oher, a rookie offensive tackle for the Baltimore Ravens. But the tale of a homeless African-American teen adopted by big-hearted white yuppies, at bottom a Sandra Bullock vehicle, goes over big in football country.
  • Writer-director John
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