Ravens rookie kicker Kaare Vedvik assaulted, hospitalized with head wounds

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Ravens rookie kicker Kaare Vedvik suffered injuries in an assault and robbery that required him to be hospitalized.

The Baltimore Sun reports that Vedvik was being treated at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

“We are aware that Kaare is being treated for head wounds and we are monitoring the situation,” the Ravens said in a statement.

Vedvik was not going to make the Ravens’ roster because Baltimore has the NFL’s best kicker in Justin Tucker. But Vedvik played very well in the preseason, well enough that he had a good chance of catching on with another team.

A rookie who can both kick and punt, Vedvik grew up playing soccer in Norway but learned about American football and decided to see if he could earn a college scholarship with his powerful kicking leg. He did, at Marshall, and then got his shot in the NFL. He made a 56-yard field goal in the preseason finale and could have caught on with a team after roster cuts today. Instead the Ravens have put him on their non-football injury list, and it’s unclear when he will get another opportunity to make it in the NFL.

51 responses to “Ravens rookie kicker Kaare Vedvik assaulted, hospitalized with head wounds

  1. The real question is does anyone know where John Harbaugh was? He’s notorious for sneaking players other teams want on IR with “injuries”. Bet somebody called him out for it so he’s now progressed to assaulting his own players.

  2. I’ve been down there many times and the inner harbor is one of the most awesome places in the country but VERY CLOSE to the stadium and surrounding 30 mile radius is an absolute nightmare of villainy filth and crime. #Truth

  3. vonkaiser2001 says:

    September 1, 2018 at 5:45 pm

    I’ve been down there many times and the inner harbor is one of the most awesome places in the country but VERY CLOSE to the stadium and surrounding 30 mile radius is an absolute nightmare of villainy filth and crime. #Truth

    Clean it up then.

  4. The comments here are not funny and disgusting. Many of you have no class. A young man is in the hospital injured and people make jokes…the Coty if Baltimore, once a great city is overrun by crime and gangs. The police are powerless after the states attorney hung them out to dry on 2015 and the Mayor stays silent. It’s sad and people here make jokes about alibis, cameras and other things. Shame on you.

  5. And just to think that people are willing of losing their kids trying to come to America…
    This guy’s career is probably over before it starts…
    Go Figure…

  6. elrock7 says:
    September 1, 2018 at 5:34 pm
    The whole country is turning into a giant toilet bowl.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    I agree, It is because of the lax way some kids are being brought up There are no winners or losers just participants. Kids grow up and get a dose of the reality that is real life, and they cannot take it. Mommy isn’t there to hold their hand and make it better.
    Next time you visit a Wallmart watch Customer Service when some young person brings in something they have broken and don’t have a receipt. It is all sugar and spice until they are told NO! Then you see the true nature of a certain portion of American spoiled youth that are never told NO!
    I hope there is no permanent damage The Vikings might be call him after their Rookie Kicker can only make about 1/2 of his tries from 42 yards!

  7. Wait – so I wish a speedy recovery (rask utvinning)to the man in our native language and it can’t get approved but all the vile bigotry and hate sails through?

  8. I visited Johns Hopkins with my daughter. She’s on the upper end of being qualified for admission.

    Um

    No

    It was her dream school (Bio-engineering) but it is not happening.

    Plan B: There are some Ivy League schools rated lower so all is not lost.

  9. Your comment is awaiting moderation. says:
    September 1, 2018 at 5:50 pm
    vonkaiser2001 says:

    September 1, 2018 at 5:45 pm

    I’ve been down there many times and the inner harbor is one of the most awesome places in the country but VERY CLOSE to the stadium and surrounding 30 mile radius is an absolute nightmare of villainy filth and crime. #Truth

    Clean it up then.

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    Why would I care about cleaning it up? It’s a garbage hole and not where I live. If scum bags want to live like scum bags then let them. I prefer to live in a place where my children and possessions are safe and secure. A place where neighbors acknowledge each other. A place where there’s a sense of community – my personal opinion is the whole city should burn. This country would be better off. And anyone who’s ever been there agrees with me. Never seen another city in America where things are so bleak that homeowners abandon their property just to run for cover. I look out for my neighbors. The residents there created the situation – let the residents clean it up themselves, smart guy.

  10. elrock7 says:
    September 1, 2018 at 5:34 pm
    The whole country is turning into a giant toilet bowl.
    ————
    Crime has been going down for a long time, but don’t let that get in the way of your political posting on sports articles. Hmm, unless it started going up because of the current POTUS?

  11. elrock7 says:

    The whole country is turning into a giant toilet bowl.
    ===================================================

    Only the democrat run places. They destroy everything they touch.

  12. djstat says:

    September 1, 2018 at 5:53 pm

    The comments here are not funny and disgusting. Many of you have no class. A young man is in the hospital injured and people make jokes…the Coty if Baltimore, once a great city is overrun by crime and gangs. The police are powerless after the states attorney hung them out to dry on 2015 and the Mayor stays silent. It’s sad and people here make jokes about alibis, cameras and other things. Shame on you.

     

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    I was with you until the police are powerless and thrown under the bus comment. This is the same police department who are constantly in the news for corruption, overtime fraud and recently killing one of their own the day before he was set to testify against a bunch of dirty cops…But let’s focus on 2015 though 😳

  13. I haven’t been to the inner harbor in years, but I used to take my kids quite often as a day trip. It was very nice, went to a few Orioles games as well. But the above commentator was right, if you missed a red light or turn and went a few blocks down from the area, it was like a war zone.

  14. elrock7 says:
    September 1, 2018 at 5:34 pm
    The whole country is turning into a giant toilet bowl.
    ++++++
    If you look at the history of America, and really dig into said history, most of it hasn’t been a breath of fresh air.

  15. paviking01 says:
    September 1, 2018 at 5:25 pm
    Looks like a victim of a hate crime. Best wishes for you recovery.

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    How do you know that?

  16. They need to hurry up and finish gentrification of Baltimore. It’s the only way to clean up inner cities.

  17. Guessing he was dumped there. Really no reason to be on that part of North Ave unless you’re buying crack. Not many details, might have taken whoever found him a little time to stumble upon him, hence the 4am.

  18. He was punting really good as well. Too bad we got a very good punter in Koch and this Tucker kid seems to be really good.

  19. I live thirty miles west of Baltimore.
    I will not travel into the city anymore,
    Between the pan handlers and the crime its a horrible place.

  20. patsaredone says:

    September 1, 2018 at 5:26 pm

    The area around the stadium is especially sketchy. Lots of crime

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    Blanket statements like this are pointless. It serves no purpose than to perpetuate any stereotypes. Yes, there are areas near Camden Yards/M&T Bank that have issues (ala Washinton Village/Pigtown). But most of the area is industrial businesses that are closed on Sunday or by the time a game takes place on a Monday or Thursday. It also servers as plenty of parking for game day tailgaters. You also have Horseshoe Casino. Federal Hill and Ridgely’s Delight are very nice neighborhoods. The Inner Harbor is also just blocks away. My biggest complaint would be the fact that there are homeless people living under Russell St/295. Not a very nice sight to see if you take Exit 52 into the game.

  21. I loved the Orioles bird patch growing up… exited expressway to see beautiful Baltimore.. felt the evil bad vibes it projected .. immediately returned to the bumpy pot holed expressway ( 1990’s) .. and went home to safe city of CHGO Illinois.. whew ! Got out of Baltimore still alive .. I never should have exited the expressway … still love the Orioles patch though .. oh well … GO Bears .. Go Sox and Cubs … shew .. i cannot UN-See what i saw and felt …sorry ..

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