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Reports: Ozzie Newsome leaves Soldier Field in ambulance

Ozzie Newsome AP

A long day got longer and more worrisome for the Ravens, as General Manager Ozzie Newsome was taken from Solider Field in an ambulance, according to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune.

According to Biggs, Ravens officials wanted to make sure the person being put on the ambulance was taken out a side door to avoid attention.

The team hasn’t made any statements in the matter, though Baltimore radio personality Nestor Aparicio reported he rode in an elevator with Newsome who was “sweating profusely.”

Our thoughts are with Newsome for a speedy recovery.

UPDATE 8:42 p.m. ET: The Ravens have issued a statement, saying: “Ozzie Newsome did not feel well after today’s game and a team doctor recommended that Ozzie not fly tonight.”

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69 Responses to “Reports: Ozzie Newsome leaves Soldier Field in ambulance”
  1. primenumber19 says: Nov 17, 2013 8:33 PM

    Bummer, this is getting out of hand. Hope he’s well.

  2. 12strikes says: Nov 17, 2013 8:33 PM

    I guess he finally just realized that he REALLY did sign Flacco for 6 years.

  3. saintsfan1111 says: Nov 17, 2013 8:34 PM

    These happen in 3’s obviously. Hope he feels better soon.

  4. ravenswhat says: Nov 17, 2013 8:34 PM

    Serves as a reminder how stressful the NFL is.

    God speed Ozzie. You have done enough and deserve a vacation.

  5. oldcracker says: Nov 17, 2013 8:36 PM

    Thoughts & prayers go out to the Newsome family. Ravens apparently suck it though – good!

  6. thepftpoet says: Nov 17, 2013 8:36 PM

    Poor guy…

    If I was the GM of that franchise I would have left in a stretcher too

  7. joetoronto says: Nov 17, 2013 8:38 PM

    Crap, I hope it’s not his heart, might be though.

    Get well soon, Ozzie.

  8. 25cuts says: Nov 17, 2013 8:40 PM

    From philly. Hope u feel better.

  9. blackandgoldsunday says: Nov 17, 2013 8:41 PM

    12 Strikes, you beat me to it.
    Hope Ozzie’s okay.

  10. mackcarrington says: Nov 17, 2013 8:41 PM

    Too much bratwurst and deep dish pizza?

  11. pooflingingmonkey says: Nov 17, 2013 8:42 PM

    Positive vibes for Newsome. Not many teams wouldn’t like to have him as a GM.

  12. cometkazie says: Nov 17, 2013 8:42 PM

    All the best, Ozzie.

  13. runtheball says: Nov 17, 2013 8:45 PM

    Way to go Flacco! You are going to kill a legend with your awful play.

  14. seahawkgoat says: Nov 17, 2013 8:47 PM

    That Raven’s logo in the background of that picture is absolutely horrifying. It will most likely haunt my dreams tonight.

  15. 2difshoe says: Nov 17, 2013 8:48 PM

    Best of health and speedy recovery, Ozzie

    Bear fan

  16. trojanrabbit2 says: Nov 17, 2013 8:48 PM

    I am all for hard work but Ozzie, Gary Kubiak, John Fox, I think these guys need to seriously consider keeping it to a somewhat sane level.

  17. democratsarestupid says: Nov 17, 2013 8:49 PM

    I can’t believe the comments on here about a man leaving in an ambulance. Absolutely shameful. What if your father or grandfather left your home in an ambulance with your neighbors pointing and laughing. Disgusting

  18. wvucolumbus says: Nov 17, 2013 8:50 PM

    Get well soon, Ozzie!

    –Steeler Nation

  19. blackngold4life says: Nov 17, 2013 8:56 PM

    Get well Ozzie -SteelerNation

  20. jakec4 says: Nov 17, 2013 8:57 PM

    democratsarestupid says: Nov 17, 2013 8:49 PM

    I can’t believe the comments on here about a man leaving in an ambulance. Absolutely shameful. What if your father or grandfather left your home in an ambulance with your neighbors pointing and laughing. Disgusting

    ———————————————————–

    Don’t bother. Kiddies up past bedtime just can’t resist cracking ghoulish jokes, oblivious as to when to draw the line.

  21. francogreenbradshaw says: Nov 17, 2013 9:00 PM

    when your 120 million dollar quarterback has a rating of 53.4 that would send any GM to the hospital! Get well soon Ozzie!

  22. brownoholic says: Nov 17, 2013 9:04 PM

    Good luck, Ozzy. I still love you as much as I hate your team . . .

  23. jonbeck316 says: Nov 17, 2013 9:05 PM

    democratsarestupid says: Nov 17, 2013 8:49 PM

    I can’t believe the comments on here about a man leaving in an ambulance. Absolutely shameful. What if your father or grandfather left your home in an ambulance with your neighbors pointing and laughing. Disgusting


    Maybe I’d wish they had health insurance, democratsarestupid.

  24. steelersfanfromtheseventies says: Nov 17, 2013 9:06 PM

    Get well soon ozzie. You’ve been a class act as a player and a GM.

  25. thefiesty1 says: Nov 17, 2013 9:06 PM

    Not the best GM in the business. Too bad JJ doesn’t just go away and Ozzie could take the CowBabies out of the doldrums.

  26. orivar says: Nov 17, 2013 9:10 PM

    This thing about 3s is looking more and more true.

  27. keiselsbeard says: Nov 17, 2013 9:11 PM

    Get well soon, Ozzie. Best wishes from Steelers Nation. God Bless.

  28. skins1970 says: Nov 17, 2013 9:12 PM

    Skins fan here I hope Ozzie is going to be okay.

  29. aceben3 says: Nov 17, 2013 9:12 PM

    Get well soon Ozzie!

  30. Kolo Jezdec says: Nov 17, 2013 9:16 PM

    Steelers Fan here hoping that at worst Mr. Newsome is just tired and needs some rest.

  31. stainlessstill says: Nov 17, 2013 9:19 PM

    Dang, thoughts are with him and hope he makes a speedy, speedy recovery.

    -Stillers fan

  32. taron2in1 says: Nov 17, 2013 9:25 PM

    Been so good I forgot he was human. Get well Ozzie from E.A.G.L.E.S Nation.

  33. kosarsmyidol says: Nov 17, 2013 9:29 PM

    Ozzie was a great player and is a great general manager. Feel better, Ozzie.

  34. classyjacklambert says: Nov 17, 2013 9:29 PM

    No time for jokes. There are things more important than football rivalries, and if you can’t understand that I pity you. Hope he recovers soon.

  35. steelerstrong says: Nov 17, 2013 9:29 PM

    Get well soon. All the best to you Oz

  36. stairwayto7 says: Nov 17, 2013 9:30 PM

    Sounds like a heart attack. He wont be back next year.

  37. footballfanatic666 says: Nov 17, 2013 9:31 PM

    I could understand… after another typical raven loss…. I guess the payoffs from last year don’t carry over…

  38. Deb says: Nov 17, 2013 9:33 PM

    Get well soon, Ozzie. You’re in our thoughts and prayers.

    In this moment, representing for the Tide!

  39. lennylyles says: Nov 17, 2013 9:54 PM

    I am absolutely astonished at the classless comments on this post. The guy could be seriously ill and people are making light of it? Like Fox, and Kubiak I will Newsome a speedy recovery.

  40. clemenza58 says: Nov 17, 2013 10:00 PM

    From a diehard Steelers fan: Feel better Ozzie. Much respect.

  41. madcapdawgfan says: Nov 17, 2013 10:01 PM

    Well that sucks. I hope he’s ok and everything checks out fine with the docs.

  42. jaxdolfan says: Nov 17, 2013 10:06 PM

    Hoping Ozzie a quick and full recovery.

    Hopefully it was only watching the Ravens go from SB champs to mediocre chumps that made him feel ill.

  43. thetooloftools says: Nov 17, 2013 10:08 PM

    Best wishes from Cleveland Ohio.
    We Love You no matter what Oz.

  44. couchbasher says: Nov 17, 2013 10:09 PM

    To the great Wiz of Oz –

    Get well soon. It might be time to retire and come back home to Cleveland.

    Take care of your health…

    — Browns Fan

  45. godblessfootball says: Nov 17, 2013 10:14 PM

    This gentleman is a flat out football genius. I pray that everything is fine with his health.

  46. annes22 says: Nov 17, 2013 10:22 PM

    What’s up with all these coaches and managers feeling unwell at a game?? There must be something in the air, when their team isn’t playing well. I suppose it’s the pressure of watching some of the playing out there?

  47. Deb says: Nov 17, 2013 10:28 PM

    And again we have the 4th-grade nuts thumbing down well wishes to a man in the hospital. Geez, is there any hope you guys will grow up?

  48. seahawkgoat says: Nov 17, 2013 10:28 PM

    Let’s be honest with ourselves for a moment –

    AT LEAST 50% of these comments saying “prayers” to Ozzie don’t actually pray for Ozzie. That would be insane. You pray for those that are close to you, those that are less fortunate. You don’t sit down and pray for the GM of an NFL football club unless you are his family or his friend. If you do, you need to say a prayer for every single person on earth.

    It’s a terrible situation, and I do hope he recovers, but not too many of these posters are truly mentioning Ozzie tonight when they pray

  49. nickster31 says: Nov 17, 2013 10:34 PM

    Rivalries need to be put aside during times like this.

    Hoping and praying for a full and speedy recovery, Oz. Class act as a player.

    -Steelers Nation

  50. praetorian12 says: Nov 17, 2013 10:45 PM

    Respect and good wishes from Seattle. Our prayers are with you.

  51. stoptrippn says: Nov 17, 2013 10:47 PM

    Best GM

  52. larryboodry says: Nov 17, 2013 10:59 PM

    Prayers for a speedy recovery.

  53. Deb says: Nov 17, 2013 11:07 PM

    @seahawkgoat …

    No, I actually prayed for Ozzie. In this case, he’s a member of the Alabama family. And that’s my family in the same way the Steelers are my family. So, on reading this article, I started tearing up and immediately texted my brother and sister-in-law the news … and prayed for his well-being.

    But I’ve prayed many times for football players and coaches that have nothing to do with my teams. I prayed for Gary Kubiak, for Junior Seau’s family, for Chris Spielman’s wife Stephanie during her cancer battle, all afternoon and weeks thereafter for Bills player Kevin Everett though I’d never heard of him before his injury. When he crosses my mind, I still pray for New England’s Darryl Stingley. Why would you think our prayers must be limited to our own friends and family? It’s a big world and many people touch our lives. I hope someone out there is praying for me.

  54. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Nov 17, 2013 11:35 PM

    What Ozzie has is called “Bolden-itis”. It’s caused from releasing your best player and then missing the playoffs.

  55. scoobies05 says: Nov 18, 2013 12:08 AM

    get well soon ozzie.

  56. beaumustang says: Nov 18, 2013 12:42 AM

    Get well soon Ozzie.

    GO PATS

  57. thegreatgabbert says: Nov 18, 2013 12:46 AM

    Next GM up!

  58. Canyonero says: Nov 18, 2013 1:23 AM

    You got this Ozzie! Get well soon!

    -a Steelers fan

  59. dhardy8207 says: Nov 18, 2013 3:40 AM

    I hate to hear this… Get Well soon Ozzie from a Falcons Fan…..

  60. ninjapleazee says: Nov 18, 2013 3:51 AM

    Speedy recovery Oz. Bear down

  61. drone501 says: Nov 18, 2013 5:06 AM

    get well soon ozzie from steeler nation.

  62. pabrownsfan says: Nov 18, 2013 6:24 AM

    Good luck and get well Oz. You are still loved in Cleveland.

  63. doctorrustbelt says: Nov 18, 2013 7:29 AM

    Get Well, Ozzie.

    Flacco is terrible.

  64. snakeskinsoul says: Nov 18, 2013 8:02 AM

    Get well soon Ozzie…

    The Dawg Pound

  65. schneidz007 says: Nov 18, 2013 8:33 AM

    The Great Oz, Here’s hoping to a Speedy Recovery.

    Respectfully,

    Bengals Fans

  66. Lee Hernly says: Nov 18, 2013 9:34 AM

    This Redskins fan hopes Ozzie is okay. Thoughts and prayers…

  67. eleventyeight says: Nov 18, 2013 9:53 AM

    As a lifelong Steelers fan i say: get well soon, Ozzy. You are a genius and one of the men who have made this game great.

    Luck and prayers to you, sir.

  68. seahawkgoat says: Nov 18, 2013 11:55 AM

    Deb says:
    Nov 17, 2013 11:07 PM
    @seahawkgoat …

    No, I actually prayed for Ozzie. In this case, he’s a member of the Alabama family. And that’s my family in the same way the Steelers are my family. So, on reading this article, I started tearing up and immediately texted my brother and sister-in-law the news … and prayed for his well-being.

    But I’ve prayed many times for football players and coaches that have nothing to do with my teams. I prayed for Gary Kubiak, for Junior Seau’s family, for Chris Spielman’s wife Stephanie during her cancer battle, all afternoon and weeks thereafter for Bills player Kevin Everett though I’d never heard of him before his injury. When he crosses my mind, I still pray for New England’s Darryl Stingley. Why would you think our prayers must be limited to our own friends and family? It’s a big world and many people touch our lives. I hope someone out there is praying for me.

    ___________________

    Touche Deb – but my original post stated that “not too many” of these people are actually praying. You are one of the minority who actually practice what you preach, and for that, you are a better person than most (myself included). Thank you for providing some refreshing genuine reflection

  69. gogatorsjohn says: Nov 18, 2013 3:05 PM

    Godspeed

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