Ravens owner denies trying to influence Tom Brady decision

Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti swears he’s not trying to strong-arm NFL commissioner Roger Goodell when it comes to Tom Brady. Over the weekend, Bisciotti and Indianapolis Colts owner Steve Irsay were named by ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio as two owners pressuring Goodell into upholding Brady’s four-game suspension for his alleged role in Deflategate. “(By potentially...
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Baltimore Ravens owner denies he pressured Roger Goodell to uphold Tom Brady’s suspension

On Friday ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio told a San Diego radio station that Baltimore Ravens Owner Steve Bisciotti and Indianapolis Colts Owner Jim Irsay would not be happy if Tom Brady’s four-game suspension was vacated. Speaking up about this report, Bisciotti is denying that he pressured NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to uphold Brady’s suspension (h/t “I have not...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: DeflateGate, Colts, & Vikings

DeflateGate Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti denied that he’s applied pressure to commissioner Roger Goodell to uphold the four-game suspension of Patriots QB Tom Brady. “I have not and will not put any pressure on the Commissioner or anyone representing the NFL office to take action in what everyone is calling ‘Deflategate,'” Bisciotti said in a statement. “The story circulating...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Tom Brady, Giants, Lions & Panthers

Tom Brady Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti, Colts owner Jim Irsay, and “others” within the AFC have been “vocal” in lobbying to the NFL against reducing Tom Brady’s four-game suspension, per Tom E. Curran of CSN New England. Giants Dan Graziano of ESPN could not see the Giants taking a chance on free agent OLB Junior Gallette, due ... The post NFL Notes: Tom Brady...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Colts, Ravens pushing hardest for Brady suspension

Earlier this week, it was reported that a “small handful of influential owners” are pushing Roger Goodell to uphold Tom Brady’s four-game suspension for his alleged role in Deflategate. ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio says he knows who’s leading the charge, and the answer will come as no surprise to New England Patriots fans. Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay and Baltimore Ravens...
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Ravens' Bisciotti: Super Bowl or not, Lewis would have retired

Former Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis was able to ride off into the sunset after winning his second Super Bowl ring, but would he have come back for another season without it? The answer is no, according to Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti, who sat down for a detailed one-on-one interview with Russell Street Report.  Lewis spent the bulk of the 2012 season rehabbing a torn triceps tear...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Here’s what you’ve been missing about the Baltimore Ravens

Walk with Eric DeCosta & @MikeCamp_3 at the MD SPCA's March for the Animals on April 26 in Druid Hill Park. REGISTER: — Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) April 7, 2015 Here's an inside look at the role Steve Bisciotti plays as #Ravens owner: — Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) April 6, 2015 Check out who was...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Ravens Already Looking to Restructure Joe Flacco’s Contract

In a sign that the team might have made a mistake handing out a six-year, $120.6 million contract to Joe Flacco back in 2013, the Baltimore Ravens are already looking to rework his deal. Owner Steve Bisciotti indicated in a conference call this past week that the organization wants to restructure the quarterback’s deal in order to make it more team friendly moving forward. We...
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April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

A Drafttek mock draft to get Ravens fans thinking…

There are all kinds of 7-round mock drafts out there churning the urn of speculation about exactly how the Ravens plan to prioritize positions of need in the 2015 NFL Draft. Some mockers (like SB Nation) think the Ravens want to go running back in Round 1. Others say cornerback. Many say wide receiver.   Even owner Steve Bisciotti is adding to the debate by coming out this past...
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April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Ravens want to rework Flacco's current $120 million contract

The Baltimore Ravens gave Joe Flacco franchise-quarterback money a month after he was named Super Bowl MVP. Now it sounds like the team appears to want a do-over. In a conference call with season-ticket holders, owner Steve Bisciotti said the team would like to re-sign Flacco to a more cap-friendly deal. Flacco signed a six-year, $120.6 million deal in March 2013 and his cap number...
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April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Ravens commit tampering violation, show it on Twitter

It hasn’t necessarily been a good past 12 months for the Baltimore Ravens. From the entire Ray Rice scandal to the organization’s response to it, things have not gone right for owner Steve Bisciotti and company. If at all possible, it’s been an even worse year for the Ravens social media team. None of this changed on Wednesday evening when the Ravens unknowingly committed...
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April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Ravens Working On A Contract Extension For G Marshal Yanda

Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti told season ticket holders during a conference call on Wednesday that they are currently working on a contract extension for Pro Bowl G Marshal Yanda.  Bisciotti also mentioned that they would like to extend the contracts of CB Jimmy Smith and K Justin Tucker as well, per Aaron Wilson. There has been talk for a few months now that ... The post...
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April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

With salary constraints, how about a cap discount for returning players?

As we pass through the winter lull after the Super Bowl, we are starting to see the first activity of the 2015 season, beginning with the arrival of the scouting combine. This event attracts the decision-makers of NFL teams as they look to evaluate the raw talent of hopeful prospects in the upcoming draft. Aside from watching aspiring young players, this event also brings those decision...
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February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Ravens Owner: ‘I had an Absolute Crappy Year’

Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti isn’t ignoring the fact that his organization didn’t necessarily have the best year. From the entire Ray Rice scandal to the PR issues that came with it, Baltimore simply didn’t show itself in the best of light. Speaking up on this past season, the much-maligned owner had this to say (via It was my worst year as an owner. I...
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February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Ravens owner concerned Smith might try to break the bank

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith will either re-sign with the team prior to free agency or hit the open market on March 10th. Without knowing what attention Smith might draw from other teams should he be given the option to test the free agency, the powers to be in Baltimore are worried he might possibly drive up a price tag which the Ravens do not necessarily want to...
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February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Ravens' Steve Bisciotti: 2014 'my worst year as an owner'

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Steve Bisciotti had his "worst year" as owner of the Baltimore Ravens in 2014 because of off-the-field issues, most notably the arrest and subsequent release of running back Ray Rice. Although the Ravens went 10-6 and won a playoff game, Bisciotti looks back at the season with disdain. Reflecting on Tuesday, Bisciotti said, "It was my worst year as an owner....
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February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Ravens' Steve Bisciotti : 2014 was 'worst' year owning team

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) Steve Bisciotti had his ''worst year'' as owner of the Baltimore Ravens in 2014 because of off-the-field issues, most notably the arrest and subsequent release of running back Ray Rice. Although the Ravens went 10-6 and won a playoff game, Bisciotti looks back at the season with disdain. Reflecting on Tuesday, Bisciotti said, ''It was my worst year as an owner...
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February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti fares only so-so in Power Rankings

In any business, success or failure tends to trickle down from the top. This is certainly the case in the National Football League. Teams with solid ownership are the ones that inevitably compete for championships year in and year out, while franchises with less stable structures at the top are typically mired in mediocrity or stuck in the cellar. That’s what makes cover32′s...
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February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Ravens ‘understand and respect’ Jamal Lewis’ decision to sell gifted Super Bowl ring

While Jamal Lewis was not on the Ravens team that won Super Bowl Super Bowl XLVII, he was presented a ring by owner Steve Bisciotti as a member of the franchise’s Ring of Honor. Lewis’ ring was recently sold at an auction for over $50,000. Lewis did not choose sell the gifted ring because of...Read More
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February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Ravens RB Lewis auctions off gift Super Bowl ring

BALTIMORE (AP) Former Baltimore Ravens running back Jamal Lewis has auctioned a Super Bowl ring he received as a gift from team owner Steve Bisciotti. The item received a winning bid of $50,820 on Goldin Auctions. The Ravens say Lewis sold the ring because he's having money problems, and they're OK with his decision. The ring celebrates Baltimore's Super Bowl victory over San Francisco...
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February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Jamal Lewis auctions off Super Bowl ring Ravens gave him as gift

Jamal Lewis won one Super Bowl with the Baltimore Ravens in 2001, but the former All-Pro running back has two championship rings. Or, should we say, Lewis had two championship rings. After the Ravens won Super Bowl XLVII two years ago, team owner Steve Bisciotti gave Lewis and fellow Ravens Ring of Honor members Michael...Read More
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February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

What will Ravens do with Haloti Ngata in 2015 ?

Haloti is staying in shape this winter– he intends to be playing somewhere in the league (if not in Baltimore) for a lot of dough. The Ravens brain trust is huddled up in their Florida getaway with owner Sreve Bisciotti this week…and one big item on the agenda is whether they can restructure All-Pro tackle Haloti Ngata’s contract in 2015… Whether or not the Ravens can...
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February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

John Harbaugh: Bill Belichick’s Recommendation For Ravens Job ‘Meant Everything’

The New England Patriots might not have to face John Harbaugh and the Baltimore Ravens so often if it wasn’t for Bill Belichick. Way back in 2008, the New England Patriots head coach gave Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti a call to recommend Harbaugh for Baltimore’s open head coaching job. Since then, the Pats and the Ravens have met in the playoffs three...
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
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September 24, 2014  |  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 […]
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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