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ESPN’s Ravens report questioned over text messages

ESPN’s Outside the Lines report from Don Van Natta and Kevin Van Valkenburg into the Baltimore Ravens and their handling of the Ray Rice case was a bombshell.  The reporters put together a deeply-sourced, thorough timeline of what Ravens officials knew and when they knew it. Predictably, the franchise came out and strongly denied several points in the OTL report.  Ravens owner...
Via Awful Announcing
25 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN admits to paraphrasing text messages between Ray Rice and Steve Bisciotti

When ESPN’s Outside the Lines released its bombshell report that exposed the Baltimore Ravens for allegedly covering up the Ray Rice elevator video, one of the most interesting chunks of information involved some text messages that team owner Steve Bisciotti sent to Rice after releasing him. The general idea of Bisciotti’s offer to Rice was […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Bisciotti says Ray Rice is trying to muddy the waters

David Ginsburg, WEEI: Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti refuted a report suggesting he and other team officials tried to persuade the NFL to be lenient on Ray Rice after the running back was arrested in February for knocking out his then-fiancee in an Atlantic City elevator.Their accusations didn't jibe with what we know is fact," said Bisciotti.The only thing missing...
Via Patriots Life
26 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN standing by Ravens reporting in wake of team denial

The NFL has sure had their fair share of crisis-mode press conferences in the last week.  Baltimore Ravens took their turn under the intense spotlight with owner Steve Bisciotti holding what amounted to an open forum with the media to combat the pipebomb dropped by ESPN’s Outside the Lines. Like Roger Goodell’s press conference before him, the response to Bisciotti was not...
Via Awful Announcing
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Monday's Sports In Brief

NFL OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti disputed a report suggesting he and other team officials tried to persuade the NFL to be lenient on Ray Rice after the running back was arrested in February for knocking out his then-fiancee in an Atlantic City elevator. Bisciotti, who rarely met with the media before the Rice saga, said he felt it necessary to respond...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

"Nobody's Losing A Job Here"

Best Boss EverAnd that, in a nutshell, is what the NFL really thinks about domestic abuse issues.The money quote above is from Ravens' owner Steve Bisciotti about Ricegate, and, well, it's just that. The Ravens' front office can rest easy, because their boss has their back. Mistakes were made, horrible, horrible mistakes that can never, ever be made again, and will never...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Ravens Owner Steve Bisciotti Is My New Favorite Public Speaker

  I picture Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti being a guy who enjoys a nice scotch and a cigar when he gets home from...
Via Busted Coverage
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Here's the Ravens' 15-point rebuttal to ESPN's investigative report

Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti spoke to the media Monday, regarding the ESPN "Outside the Lines" report from Friday that detailed "purpose misdirection" by the team in the handling of the Ray Rice case. Shortly before the press conference -- which lasted 47 minutes and pretty thoroughly explained the team's thoughts on the report -- the Ravens released...
Via Fox Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Ravens Owner Says Ray Rice Will Never Play For Ravens Again

Ray Rice will eventually get reinstated to the NFL, but according to Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti, he is done with the organization. Bisciotti made it clear that Rice would be welcomed back into the organization after he retires, but he’d never play another down of football in Baltimore for as long as he’s playing. Bisciotti says would still welcome Ray Rice to the...
Via Geeks and Cleats
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Bisciotti: “Texts To Ray Rice Were Misquoted”

In an Outside the Lines report on Friday, Ray Rice claimed he was “flabbergasted” after receiving text messages from Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti following the Ravens decision to cut him. Rice claimed the gist of those texts was Bisciotti was offering him a job down the road; in other words, he believed Bisciotti was offering him hush money. Bisciotti on Monday confirmed the...
Via Geeks and Cleats
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Ravens Owner Says Janay Is Suffering Because Her Husband is Unemployed

I will say this about Steve Bisciotti’s press conference, he wasn’t ducking and dodging as much as Roger Goodell and maybe to his detriment he was a bit too honest. Case in point, when asked had he forgotten the victim in this case was Janay Palmer here is what he had to say. Bisciotti says Janay is suffering because she has an unemployed husband — Robert Littal (@BlkSportsOnline...
Via BlackSportsOnline
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Bisciotti releases text messages he shared with Ray Rice

The Baltimore Ravens released a lengthy statement on Monday addressing the recent Outside the Lines bombshell report that exposed the team for allegedly covering up the Ray Rice video to protect their former star running back. One of the biggest accusations from the ESPN report was that Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti offered Rice a job with […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Bisciotti Presser Was Unimpressive According To Twitter

Steve Bisciotti's press conference was rolled over by some supremely snarky Twitter reactions. Let's take a look!
Via Gamedayr
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Ravens Owner: “Ray Rice Can Work For Me”

Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti did his best to spin the Ray Rice fiasco into a positive for the organization. Bisciotti made it clear that it was Rice’s darkest moment and that he’d never play for the Ravens again.  Bisciotti did make it clear though that he didn’t try to blackmail Rice when he exchanged text with Rice after releasing him. At his press conference...
Via Thacover2
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Ravens Owner: “Ray Rice Can Work For Me”

Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti did his best to spin the Ray Rice fiasco into a positive for the organization. Bisciotti made it clear that it was Rice’s darkest moment and that he’d never play for the Ravens again.  Bisciotti did make it clear though that he didn’t try to blackmail Rice when he exchanged text with Rice after releasing him. At his press conference...
Via BlackSportsOnline
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Bisciotti Says He “Wasn’t Concerned Or Interested Enough” To Demand Ray Rice Video

Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti held a press conference in Baltimore on Monday to address the Outside The Lines investigative report that claims the Ravens attempted to cover up the Ray Rice domestic assault. The report claims that many people in the Ravens organization – including Bisciotti, general manager Ozzie Newsome and head coach John Harbaugh – knew what was contained on...
Via Next Impulse Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Bisciotti denies report that Ravens wanted leniency for Rice

A defiant Steve Bisciotti denied a report that the Ravens knew of the infamous second video tape on Monday, and said the team's character was being called into question. But Bisciotti, who fielded questions for almost an hour, also had one other regret. "I'm sorry I didn't push harder to get that tape," he said. "There is no excuse for me to not have demanded...
Via Fox Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Ravens owner Bisciotti: “If they force to me sell then I guess I’ll sell”

Minutes after releasing a long letter to fans refuting an ESPN report that the Baltimore Ravens were part of a cover up when it comes to the entire Ray Rice saga, Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti just wrapped up a nearly hour long press conference. Here are some of the highlights from the presser, including some very candid quotes from Bisciotti. #Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti...
Via cover32 - Ravens
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Ravens Owner: Zero Tolerance Policy May Lead Women To Make False Allegations

Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti held an epic press conference in regards to the Ray Rice allegations, and made some good points. One point that hold some credence, but could draw backlash, is Bisciotti saying that the NFL having a zero tolerance policy on domestic abuse, could lead to some women making false allegations against men. Now Bisciotti is getting into how women...
Via Thacover2
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Ravens Owner: Zero Tolerance May Lead Women Making False Allegations

Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti held an epic press conference in regards to the Ray Rice allegations, and made some good points. One point that hold some credence, but could draw backlash, is Bisciotti saying that the NFL having a zero tolerance policy on domestic abuse, could lead to some women making false allegations against men. Now Bisciotti is getting into how women...
Via BlackSportsOnline
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Ravens Owner On Ray Rice: “He Will Never Play For Us Again”

Ray Rice may eventually get reinstated to the NFL, but according to Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti, the former all pro is done with the organization. Bisciotti made it clear that Rice would be welcomed back into the fold after he retires, but he’d never play another down of football in the city. Bisciotti says would still welcome Ray Rice to the organization after his playing...
Via Thacover2
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Ravens owner: Rice camp manufactured OTL story

Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti has refuted an ESPN report into the team's handling of Ray Rice's domestic abuse case, claiming that the story was "manufactured" around the accounts of the running back's inner circle. Bisciotti addressed the ESPN "Outside the Lines" report during a news conference Monday, saying he believes that Rice's...
Via Pro Sports Daily
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Ravens Owner On 2nd Tape: Rice Would Have Been Suspended Indefinitely

Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti is running with the notion that Ray Rice lied to the organization, and he didn’t know a second tape existed. While addressing the media on Monday, Bisciotti says he would have set a precedent with the suspension he would have levied on Rice had he gotten hold of the second tape. Steve Bisciotti says if Ravens/NFL got tape Rice would've...
Via Thacover2
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Ravens Owner On 2nd Tape: Rice Would Have Been Suspended Indefinitely

Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti is running with the notion that Ray Rice lied to the organization, and he didn’t know a second tape existed. While addressing the media on Monday, Bisciotti says he would have set a precedent with the suspension he would have levied on Rice had he gotten hold of the second tape. Steve Bisciotti says if Ravens/NFL got tape Rice would've...
Via BlackSportsOnline
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Ravens release letter to fans regarding ESPN report and Ray Rice investigation

Steve Bisciotti is currently sitting in front of media in a press conference. The organization released a “letter to their fans” that attempted to address the damning report from Outside the Lines.  You can find that letter below.  Full disclosure, it’s lengthy. We at the Ravens have promised to be open, candid and transparent with our fans, sponsors, ticket holders, and...
Via cover32 - Ravens
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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