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Ravens safety Christian Thompson suspended four games

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The NFL has suspended Ravens safety Christian Thompson for the first four games of the 2013 regular season for violating its substance-abuse policy, Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reported Monday.

The Ravens’ website also reported the news.

“We have been aware of this situation for some time,” Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said, according to BaltimoreRavens.com.

A fourth-round pick in the 2012 draft, Thompson played in seven games for the Ravens a season ago, seeing time on special teams. He was placed on injured reserve with a knee injury on Nov. 17.

Ex-Raider Michael Huff figures to start at free safety for Baltimore after Ed Reed signed with Houston. It’s possible Thompson could be in the mix at strong safety; he was listed as one of the backups behind now-Titan Bernard Pollard a season ago. That said, the suspension doesn’t help Thompson’s chances of contributing in his second NFL season.

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31 Responses to “Ravens safety Christian Thompson suspended four games”
  1. fraleyr says: Apr 1, 2013 2:35 PM

    “We have been aware of this situation for some time,” steroids are part of the ravens regular training

  2. bigbenownsthenfl says: Apr 1, 2013 2:38 PM

    Hahaha. Another gem of a draft pick by the so called wizard of oz! He couldn’t hold Colberts jockstrap!

  3. reed20fence says: Apr 1, 2013 2:40 PM

    He’s still a season or two away from being starter material. No worries.

  4. dkoulatsos says: Apr 1, 2013 2:41 PM

    Speaking of jockstraps….how did that Rainey guy work out for you???

  5. These2TrophiesArrrHeavy says: Apr 1, 2013 2:41 PM

    This guy is a beast. Y’all don’t even know!

  6. dontstabmeray says: Apr 1, 2013 2:44 PM

    Wait a second….doesn’t OZ only draft Hall of Famers?

  7. lovefootball4life says: Apr 1, 2013 2:45 PM

    Who is this? I’m a Raven’s fan and I don’t know this guy.

  8. dontstabmeray says: Apr 1, 2013 2:45 PM

    Fits in well with the city of Baltimore! Cheers!

  9. overratedsteelerhater says: Apr 1, 2013 2:48 PM

    Colbert is great[ha ha] he cant even keep the
    cap straight..no playoffs for the steelers again..

  10. kevin1041 says: Apr 1, 2013 2:50 PM

    Wow, the trolls are really out! No intelligent comments what a shock.

  11. bunkslurpscrabmustard says: Apr 1, 2013 2:53 PM

    dontstabmeray says:

    “Wait a second….doesn’t OZ only draft Hall of Famers?”

    We get your sarcasm but he has drafted 3 HOF’s (Ogden, Lewis, Reed) and picked up two more for our SB run in 2000 (Sharpe / Woodson). Give credit where it’s due.

  12. johnelwayishorsefaced says: Apr 1, 2013 3:04 PM

    It was probably “adderall “, right?

  13. si1m says: Apr 1, 2013 3:11 PM

    Dont hate on the Steeler kids fellas; trolling Ravens articles is all they have left. Would you take the crutch away from Tiny Tim?

    The next time the Steelers will make news is early next January when the steelers season ends and they restructure 16 contracts again including their sock washer guy and towel folder lady.

  14. jackericsson says: Apr 1, 2013 3:19 PM

    Illegitimate franchise!

  15. ravenator says: Apr 1, 2013 3:41 PM

    Um, who cares. Huff > Thompson.

    Ravens > Steelers

    Oz > Colbert

    Reigning superbowl MVP > your QB

  16. scoobies05 says: Apr 1, 2013 3:44 PM

    colbert is good…hes just not ozzie. two words…limas sweed

  17. swirv78 says: Apr 1, 2013 3:53 PM

    But what did the steelers do? Dropped him like a bad habit! Ravens keep there players. Desperate times equals desperate measures.

  18. zilla1126 says: Apr 1, 2013 3:56 PM

    I hear steroids help with prolonging your career and avoiding murder convictions.

  19. butternutzz says: Apr 1, 2013 3:58 PM

    ravenator says: Apr 1, 2013 3:41 PM

    Um, who cares. Huff > Thompson.

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    Um, they play two different positions FS, SS

    Typical Ravens Fan

  20. steelerfanjo says: Apr 1, 2013 4:04 PM

    The Ravens will employ every type of criminal. They are a dsigrace to the NFL. Ray Lewis, Jamal Lewis, Terrell Suggs, This guy, and countess other – Goodell are you happy that you gave these gusy the title this year? Ravens should not even be a franchise.

  21. trollaikman8 says: Apr 1, 2013 4:09 PM

    He got a hold of tainted deer urine.

  22. flaccosbankaccount says: Apr 1, 2013 4:15 PM

    The Ravens will employ every type of criminal. They are a dsigrace to the NFL. Ray Lewis, Jamal Lewis, Terrell Suggs, This guy, and countess other – Goodell are you happy that you gave these gusy the title this year? Ravens should not even be a franchise.

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    Your grammar is a disgrace. PA?

  23. rockthered1286 says: Apr 1, 2013 4:23 PM

    bigbenownsthenfl says:
    Apr 1, 2013 2:38 PM
    Hahaha. Another gem of a draft pick by the so called wizard of oz! He couldn’t hold Colberts jockstrap!
    _________________________
    I really don’t want to embarass you buddy, but you leave me no choice… let’s look at 2008-2011 Steelers draft classes:
    2008-Not a single pick is in the starting lineup for a single NFL team. Closest I’ll give you is Mendenhall for 2 years and now he’s garbage.
    2009- Wallace (3rd-gone). Keenan Lewis (4th) is avg at best. Ziggy Hood is a bust for a 1st rounder.
    2010-I’ll give you Brown, and MAYBE Sanders if he comes along as a #2. But your also looking at an injury prone Pouncey (1st) and a bust in Worilds (2nd).
    2011-Not a single name stands out. Maybe Heyward can develop, maybe Gilbert too, but as of today? Average players.

    In the end 08-11, onlyAntonio Brown remains on the team as a starter with a high ceiling, and only Wallace is a probowl level player, now with the Fins. The rest are either riding pine, out of the NFL, or elsewhere. Oh and in case you’re wondering? That same stretch for Oz has produced Rice, Flacco, Torrey Smith, Lardarius Webb, Paul Kruger, Dennis Pitta, Dannell Ellerbe, Michael Oher, and Art Jones. 2012 up and comers in Osemele, Pierce and Upshaw as well. Tell me now, who can’t carry whose jock??

  24. seaeagle707 says: Apr 1, 2013 4:38 PM

    That’s what Harbau8gh said, …”Christian,..WHO???”

  25. poesports says: Apr 1, 2013 4:45 PM

    All the trolls and haters are out. Too bad it wasn’t someone famous right trolls? I know you were hoping for Suggs, Ngata, Flacco or Rice but its only Christian Thompson. You can all relax now.

  26. scoobies05 says: Apr 1, 2013 5:19 PM

    you all didnt keep sweed because he sucked. lets not kid ourselves…if someone other then ben had multiple rape accusations against him he would be gone. stop pretending the steelers are any more or less moralistic then any other team

  27. steeldominance says: Apr 1, 2013 8:50 PM

    Why didn’t Suggs and Lewis get suspended 4 games? Pretty clear that steroids are a common practice in the Ravens locker room. That must be Harbaughs motto “Cheat to win”. What a disgrace.

  28. steeldominance says: Apr 1, 2013 8:56 PM

    Ravenator doesn’t even know what positions players on his own team play. Typical of this sorry fan base. Ray Lewis kills and takes roids, suggs the bleach dumping lady hitter, and now Thompson to add to the Ravens legacy. What a group! Can’t wait to see Ozzie implicated in the Ravens steroids scandal and Harbaugh too. Enjoy the asterisk Rats. You and the Pats can have something in common now.

  29. steeldominance says: Apr 1, 2013 8:57 PM

    And how can I forget Donta “I get drunk and kill people” Stallworth!

  30. morganstan100 says: Apr 1, 2013 9:57 PM

    People who drag defenseless women into glass restrooms shouldn’t throw stones.

  31. steeldominance says: Apr 2, 2013 10:19 AM

    People who are never charged with anything, probably didn’t do anything.

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