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Ozzie Newsome says Ray Rice still in their plans for future

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Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome hasn’t talked to Ray Rice since last night’s arrest.

But Newsome made it clear Monday that Rice was still very much a part of their plans for the future. Speaking with coach John Harbaugh at a press conference to announce Terrell Suggs‘ new deal, Newsome said he expected to talk to Rice soon.

“When I left my office 20 minutes ago, and John had probably been there 15 minutes before then, Ray Rice was still a big part of what we plan to do in 2014,” Newsome said, via Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun.

Rice and his fiancee, Janay Palmer, were arrested and charged with simple assault-domestic violence an incident at an Atlantic City casino last night.

“I don’t know the situation,” Newsome said. “I’ve only gotten what has been written. I have not had a chance to talk to Ray, I have had a chance to talk to [director of team security] Darren [Sanders]. I really don’t know that situation. With me, I get all the answers. Then that’s when we make decisions within this organization, once we get all the information we can get.”

Talking to Rice would be a good first step in that process.

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21 Responses to “Ozzie Newsome says Ray Rice still in their plans for future”
  1. thevikesarebest says: Feb 17, 2014 1:06 PM

    The Vikings are the future of the NFL.#MODELFRANCHISE

  2. thepftpoet says: Feb 17, 2014 1:06 PM

    The Ravens aren’t even the best team that wears purple.

    Vikings > Ravens.

    You envy our success.

  3. The Great Ted Thompson the Genius says: Feb 17, 2014 1:08 PM

    Newsome added, “Rizzle will be a Raven for life.”

  4. bucrightoff says: Feb 17, 2014 1:10 PM

    He’s got a puncher’s chance of staying on the roster.

  5. sportsfan18 says: Feb 17, 2014 1:38 PM

    Of course he does… I mean after the murder trial with Ray Lewis, a guy beating on his woman isn’t too bad…

    I always liked to watch Ray Rice play football, he has talent. Now, I can’t root for him or a team that would keep in.

    Any and all abuse of women, children and the elderly should NOT be tolerated.

  6. steelcurtainn says: Feb 17, 2014 1:39 PM

    Somewhere Jarvis Jones is smiling.

  7. chawk12thman says: Feb 17, 2014 2:19 PM

    Not sure why he hasn’t had a chance to discuss unless Rice’s attorney advised his client against saying anything while charges are pending.

  8. thebirdsareback says: Feb 17, 2014 2:23 PM

    And the rest of the AFC North hangs their head in disappointment of having to deal with this MONSTER for another 4 years. Big Ben, and Brady particularly just pee’d their pants. Steelers and Vikings fans are seriously delusional.

  9. Joemontanaflacco says: Feb 17, 2014 2:51 PM

    Hurling false accusations against the Ravens is what the other fans do. Hoisting Lombardi trophies in the air is what the Ravens do. Ask Ray Lewis, greatest of all time and two time SB champ.

  10. mrwalterisgod says: Feb 17, 2014 2:55 PM

    Is their golf game still on next week?

  11. sbchampsagain says: Feb 17, 2014 3:06 PM

    Vikings fans running their mouth?
    Didn’t the Vikings lose to the Ravens like 3 or 4 times in one game last year?

  12. bradygirl12 says: Feb 17, 2014 3:11 PM

    Ozzie says Rice is still in the plans,but let’s see what the court system has to say about that. Another NFL player who is violent toward women..shocking!

  13. Nofoolnodrool says: Feb 17, 2014 3:14 PM

    Hurling false accusations against the Ravens is what the other fans do. Hoisting Lombardi trophies in the air is what the Ravens do. Ask Ray Lewis, greatest of all time and two time SB champ.

    Hahahahaha. Thanks I needed a good laugh. By the way did you raven fans raise enough money for his statue and will he be wearing a white suit?

  14. SmashMouthFootball says: Feb 17, 2014 3:51 PM

    I find it funny that he and his fiance both were charged with simple assault-domestic violence. Saying it again for the dim witted Steeler fans…she was also charged with the same thing. That tells you something is strange with the whole thing right there. Who knows, maybe they are into that sort of thing they would usually do in private.

    Also, I have no idea why Jarvis Jones is smiling unless someone told him he won’t be riding the bench this year.

  15. 75rockrasin says: Feb 17, 2014 5:17 PM

    The way steeler fans are reacting, one would think that Rice had raped an underaged drunk chick in a dingey bar bathroom.

  16. enoughofthatalready says: Feb 17, 2014 6:52 PM

    So I guess since the fiancĂ© was also charged with the same thing, it makes it okay for what Rice did. By that logic, Ray Lewis’ “victim” must have killed someone too.

  17. enoughofthatalready says: Feb 17, 2014 6:55 PM

    (1) The woman involved in the bathroom incident was not underaged as you say. She was an underage drinker and only 6 years younger than Ben at the time.
    (2) There was no evidence to charge Ben with rape.
    (3) The woman followed Ben into the bathroom after he already went in by himself. What was she going in there for? To borrow eyeshadow?

  18. enoughofthatalready says: Feb 17, 2014 6:57 PM

    jmf…the only trophy that the Ravens are hoisting up right now is the AFCN 3rd Place trophy. How does the weight of that feel?

  19. 75rockrasin says: Feb 18, 2014 7:08 AM

    enough of the spin. The world knows what he did.

  20. Nofoolnodrool says: Feb 18, 2014 7:36 AM

    enough of the spin. The world knows what he did.

    Oh, like Ray Lewis and OJ? Ok I got it.

  21. pittsburghdamned says: Feb 18, 2014 4:11 PM

    While I will be the last person from Mulletsville to ever try to excuse or defend Big (Fat) Ben, it’s time you Ravens fans owned up to the fact that Ray Lewis got away with murder.
    Now let’s bury this issue and just enjoy the current one with your midget running back.

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