We thought the controversy about the Bears-Ravens draft snafu was over when we learned the league would not award the Ravens a draft pick for the mess.
For those who forgot about the story, the Ravens believe they had a deal to move down with Chicago. The Bears said they made a “mistake” by not calling it in. Ravens coach John Harbaugh isn’t buying that excuse.
“I’m not buying a ‘mistake’ thing. They knew what they were doing,” Harbaugh said on “The Waddle and Silvy” Show on 1000 AM in Chicago, via a transcript sent to PFT.
Harbaugh didn’t stop there. He outlined how he believes the Bears bilked him.
“They agreed to [trade] a pick. They got their guy [tackle Gabe Carimi] on the phone. They recognized he wasn’t getting calls from the team behind them,” Harbaugh said. “And then they basically stalled for over a minute, telling us that they had called the trade in. So that was just not honest.
“That’s not OK. It’s not ethical, it’s not right. I personally agree with our owner [Steve Bisciotti] that they should have been held accountable for it. We basically took them at their word, and obviously that was a mistake.”
Boom. Roasted. We’re sad to say the Bears and Ravens do not meet up in 2011.