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Ex-NFL Cheerleader Accused of Rape Now Divorced

Molly and Mayo Shattuck, married 17 years, have lived apart for more than a year

(Newser) - The former Ravens cheerleader charged with raping a 15-year-old boy is now officially divorced. Molly and Mayo Shattuck, married for 17 years, have lived apart for more than a year, reports the Baltimore Sun ; the couple filed for divorce on Sept. 29, a judge signed the final order on Nov.... More »

Ravens Owner: 'Nobody's Losing Their Job Here'

Steve Bisciotti gives his team's version of the Ray Rice scandal

(Newser) - Now for the Baltimore Ravens' side of the story: Team owner Steve Bisciotti gave a press conference today criticizing an ESPN report on the team's handling of the Ray Rice scandal, DeadSpin reports. "Nobody's losing a job here," said Bisciotti. "I'm very confident about... More »

Ray Rice Jersey Swap 'Overwhelms' Ravens

Exchange costs team 'six figures,' spokesman says

(Newser) - The Baltimore Ravens apparently underestimated the anger level among fans. Allowed to turn in Ray Rice jerseys this weekend, over 7,000 people showed up at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore to exchange jerseys bearing the name of the running back who knocked out his then-fiancee in an elevator,... More »

Thousands Gather to Swap Ray Rice Jerseys

As NFLPA works on player's appeal

(Newser) - Thousands of Baltimore Ravens fans swarmed M&T Bank Stadium today to rid themselves of a jersey many now consider tarnished. Though stores have dropped Ray Rice's jersey , the Ravens are offering fans a chance to swap those already purchased for another player's jersey this weekend after a... More »

Ray Rice to Appeal His Suspension: Sources

NFL players' union will handle appeal, sources say

(Newser) - Ray Rice has until the end of the day tomorrow to appeal his indefinite suspension from the NFL, and the former Baltimore Ravens player is expected to do just that, sources tell ESPN . The NFL players' union, which will reportedly handle the appeal along with Rice's own lawyer, is... More »

Goodell: Rice Video 'Extremely Graphic, Sickening'

Commish says NFL was 'never granted opportunity' to see clip

(Newser) - NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is coming under increasing fire for his actions—or, as some are saying, inaction—surrounding the Ray Rice domestic-violence controversy after a second video of Rice emerged Monday, this one actually showing the alleged assault on his then-fiancee Janay Palmer (now his wife). Goodell told Norah... More »

Janay Rice Defends Ray: 'This Is Our Life'

Running back's wife slams media, public for making them relive horrible moment

(Newser) - A day after the Baltimore Ravens gave Ray Rice the boot , Janay Rice is defending her husband and lashing out at the media, the Baltimore Sun reports. "I woke up this morning feeling like I had a horrible nightmare, feeling like I'm mourning the death of my closest... More »

Why the Ray Rice Video Forced the NFL to Act

Obama weighs in on domestic abuse

(Newser) - At first, it was a two-game punishment. But when video emerged of Ray Rice punching his wife in an elevator, it took just 10 hours and 18 minutes for a harsher penalty to take effect: The Baltimore Ravens running back lost his job . That will result in a multimillion-dollar loss... More »

Ravens Release Ray Rice

That video of him slugging then-fiancee did not go over well

(Newser) - Hours after video surfaced of Ray Rice punching then-fiancee and current wife Janay Palmer in a casino elevator, the Baltimore Ravens have released the controversial running back, reports the Baltimore Sun . The terminated contract represents a stunning turn of events for Rice, who was suspended by the NFL for just... More »

Video Surfaces of Ravens' Ray Rice Punching Fiancee

NFL claims it hadn't seen video when it handed down 2-game suspension

(Newser) - Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has already been seen on camera dragging the unconscious body of his then-fiancee Janay Palmer from an elevator at an Atlantic City casino. Now TMZ has obtained the graphic surveillance video footage of the actual punch, which happened in February at the Revel Casino... More »

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 »

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