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Ray Rice, Cory Redding serve as cautionary tales for Ravens’ rookies

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A couple of former Ravens spoke to the team’s rookies on Thursday, and the conversation had little to do with football.

Ray Rice and Cory Redding were at the team facility as part of the team’s player engagement program to talk about off-field issues, according to the Baltimore Sun.

Although there are no details on what the former players said, Rice will always be remembered for the domestic violence case that ended his career. He surely warned players about the need to make the right choices.

Redding is a different kind of cautionary tale. Last month Redding’s former financial advisor was indicted on wire fraud and money laundering charges and accused of stealing $4.5 million from Redding. Few players in their early 20s are fully prepared to manage multimillion-dollar contracts, and Redding’s account of trusting the wrong person is an account that every player should want to hear.

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18 Responses to “Ray Rice, Cory Redding serve as cautionary tales for Ravens’ rookies”
  1. tylawspick6 says: Jun 9, 2017 2:19 PM

    Remember when Goodell lied TWICE about Ray Rice?

    Hey! That rhymes!

  2. phacepalm says: Jun 9, 2017 2:26 PM

    All they said was…… “Make sure to have a Fall Guy.”

  3. reprob8 says: Jun 9, 2017 3:09 PM

    Hopefully professional athlete bravado & 20-something ego/ignorance was put on pause long enough for the message to get across.

    Unfortunately, Ray Rice’s message needs to be learned MUCH earlier.

  4. jamaltimore says: Jun 9, 2017 3:19 PM

    If Ray Rice story doesn’t wake these kids up nothing will. In a blink of an eye and after 2 bottles of tequila his career was over.

  5. Frum Slum says: Jun 9, 2017 3:20 PM

    Props to Ray for being man enough to talk to them. He doesn’t have to do that. It shows growth.

  6. unclebluck says: Jun 9, 2017 3:21 PM

    Ray Rice should have misbehaved at a younger age….then he would be allowed to play like Joe Mixon….

  7. scotthochsdramaticweightgain1 says: Jun 9, 2017 3:35 PM

    Did Ray’s Snapperhead ever learn to take a punch?

  8. tylawspick6 says: Jun 9, 2017 3:51 PM

    Remember when Goodell lied twice about Ray Rice to cheat the fans, to cheat other AFC teams, because he wanted to still be able to hang out with his greaseball buddy Steve Bisciotti down at Augusta?

    That was awesome!

  9. upyoursnfu says: Jun 9, 2017 3:53 PM

    Only cause Ray Lewis got away with it. #NeverForget

  10. stipez says: Jun 9, 2017 3:54 PM

    Shoot, why not Mike Tyson too? “no matter how much you wanna eat their children, don’t do it, it’s bad”

  11. crownofthehelmet says: Jun 9, 2017 4:46 PM

    Sergio Kindle and Matt Elam were also on hand to talk about the embarrassment of being draft busts. Ravens could have had at least 50 former and current players talk on the subject but time was limited.

  12. squackduckhawk says: Jun 9, 2017 4:50 PM

    I was going to ask what C-Redd did to be a cautionary tale along side Ray Rice! If I were Redding, I would be a little offended about the scheduling here.

  13. tylawspick6 says: Jun 9, 2017 7:10 PM

    Jun 9, 2017 4:46 PM
    Sergio Kindle and Matt Elam were also on hand to talk about the embarrassment of being draft busts. Ravens could have had at least 50 former and current players talk on the subject but time was limited.

    ———–

    lol!!!!

    what about
    mt cody, perriman, etc

    didn’t kindle fall down the stairs the night he was
    told he was drafted?

  14. irsaysneedle says: Jun 9, 2017 7:20 PM

    *He surely warned players about the need to make the right choices*

    and you know this wife beating scumbag ‘surely’ did this how? probably was paid to hand out some defense attorney’s business cards to get the next scumbag off light.

    but don’t let me stop you from filling in the blanks the way you hope they look and add your BS ‘surely’ to the dreams

  15. upyoursnfu says: Jun 9, 2017 10:13 PM

    They could have Donte Stallworth and Jamal Lewis speak on day 2.

  16. bkostela says: Jun 9, 2017 11:33 PM

    Trey Walker should probably serve as a cautionary tale too, no?

  17. touchdowndances says: Jun 10, 2017 9:10 AM

    crownofthehelmet says:
    Jun 9, 2017 4:46 PM
    Sergio Kindle and Matt Elam were also on hand to talk about the embarrassment of being draft busts. Ravens could have had at least 50 former and current players talk on the subject but time was limited.

    ——–

    They weren’t there. Rice and Redding were more than enough to discuss the Ravens clear domination of the Steelers for the past 6 years.

  18. remembertheagenda says: Jun 10, 2017 11:35 AM

    No one ever talks about how players who are TRYING to do the right things with their money are frequently taken advantage of while attempting to invest.

    You’d think the teams with billionaire owners and 100 million dollar budgets could recommend reputable financial advisors.

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