Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti is upset with the Bears, saying the McCaskey family, descendants of George Halas and owners of the team, have tarnished their good name by acting dishonorably in a trade gone bad during Thursday night’s first round of the NFL draft.
“I’m disappointed in the Bears and the McCaskeys,” Bisciotti said. “It is in my opinion a deviation from their great legacy. They concluded that their heartfelt and admirable apology was sufficient for our loss. All of us at the Ravens strongly disagree . . . probably end of story.”
When the Ravens were on the clock in the first round of the NFL draft, they agreed to trade down with the Bears in exchange for the Bears’ fourth-round pick. The Bears, however, didn’t get their end of the trade agreement into the league on time, resulting in the Ravens losing out on the trade. Bears G.M. Jerry Angelo has admitted it was his fault and apologized, but the NFL declined to force the Bears to give the Ravens their fourth-round pick.
So while the Ravens are right to be angry and the Bears clearly screwed up, Bisciotti is correct when he says this is probably the end of the story.