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  • NFL Players Association, Ray Rice to appeal indefinite suspension, sources say

    NFL Players Association, Ray Rice to appeal indefinite suspension, sources say 

    Now that former Ravens running back Ray Rice's $35 million contract has been terminated and he's indefinitely suspended by the NFL, the NFL Players Association and Rice are poised to appeal by filing a grievance as soon as Monday, according to...

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    Obama was 'shocked' by Rice video, chief of staff says

    Obama was 'shocked' by Rice video, chief of staff says 

    White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough said Sunday that President Obama was "shocked" by the video of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice hitting his then fiancee and a Democratic senator called the National Football League's handling of the...

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    Ray Lewis says 'what Ray Rice did was inexcusable'

    Ray Lewis says 'what Ray Rice did was inexcusable' 

    For the second time since a graphic video surfaced of former Ravens running back Ray Rice punching Janay Rice in a casino elevator, retired linebacker and ESPN NFL analyst Ray Lewis has commented on the domestic-violence incident.

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    O.J. Brigance celebrates 45th birthday, weighs in on Ray Rice

    O.J. Brigance celebrates 45th birthday, weighs in on Ray Rice 

    As a band played during his New Orleans-themed 45th birthday party Saturday night at Pimlico Race Course, Ravens senior advisor of player development O.J. Brigance smiled as he enjoyed the festivities.

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    Rep. Elijah Cummings salutes NFLPA for voting to approve HGH testing, new drug policy

    Rep. Elijah Cummings salutes NFLPA for voting to approve HGH testing, new drug policy 

    Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings saluted the NFL Players Association for voting to approve a revised NFL drug policy that includes human growth hormone testing.

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    Ray Rice makes public appearance at football game in New York

    Ray Rice makes public appearance at football game in New York 

    Former Ravens star running back Ray Rice and his wife, Janay Rice, attended a high school football game Saturday in his hometown of New Rochelle, N.Y., where he was once a celebrated all-state player and a blue-chip Rutgers recruit.

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    Ravens rookie running back Lorenzo Taliaferro remaining patient as he waits for his chance

    Ravens rookie running back Lorenzo Taliaferro remaining patient as he waits for his chance 

    It's been a quiet two games for Ravens rookie running back Lorenzo Taliaferro since leading the NFL in preseason rushing yards.

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    NFLPA reps vote to approve new drug policy that includes HGH testing

    NFLPA reps vote to approve new drug policy that includes HGH testing 

    The NFL Players Association Board of Representatives approved new revised policies for performance-enhancing drugs and substances of abuse, the players' union announced Friday night.

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    Ravens rookie linebacker C.J. Mosley fined $8,268 for late hit in Bengals game

    Ravens rookie linebacker C.J. Mosley fined $8,268 for late hit in Bengals game 

    Ravens rookie inside linebacker C.J. Mosley was fined $8,268 by the NFL for unnecessary roughness during the season-opener against the Cincinnati Bengals, according to the league.

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    Ray Rice's version of story was 'starkly different,' Roger Goodell tells NFLPA

    Ray Rice's version of story was 'starkly different,' Roger Goodell tells NFLPA 

    League commissioner Roger Goodell notified the NFL Players Association on Friday that former Ravens running back Ray Rice was suspended indefinitely because his version of his February altercation with his then-fiancee was "starkly different" than the one shown on the video that surfaced earlier in the week.

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    Chiefs signing cornerback Jamell Fleming off Ravens' practice squad, per source

    Chiefs signing cornerback Jamell Fleming off Ravens' practice squad, per source 

    The Kansas City Chiefs are signing cornerback Jamell Fleming off the Ravens' practice squad to their active roster, according to a source.

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    Five Things We Learned from the Ravens' 26-6 win over the Steelers

    Five Things We Learned from the Ravens' 26-6 win over the Steelers 

    Childs Walker shares five takeaways from the Ravens' Thursday night victory over the rival Pittsburgh Steelers at M&T Bank Stadium.

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    After shaky opener, Ravens' Bernard Pierce bounces back with strong performance

    After shaky opener, Ravens' Bernard Pierce bounces back with strong performance 

    Showing a determined running style and maintaining a tight grip on the football Thursday, Ravens running back Bernard Pierce followed his shaky performance in the season opener with a strong showing in a 26-6 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers at M&T Bank Stadium.

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    Elvis Dumervil applies heat to Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger

    Elvis Dumervil applies heat to Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger 

    Elvis Dumervil wanted to make Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger uncomfortable standing for very long in the pocket.

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    Ravens cornerback Asa Jackson knocked out of game with concussion

    Ravens cornerback Asa Jackson knocked out of game with concussion 

    Ravens cornerback Asa Jackson left the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night with a concussion, and he won't return.

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    Submit your Ravens questions for Mike Preston

    Submit your Ravens questions for Mike Preston

    Have a Ravens-related topic for Baltimore Sun columnist Mike Preston?

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    Ravens scratch Lardarius Webb for second consecutive game with back injury

    Ravens scratch Lardarius Webb for second consecutive game with back injury 

    For the second consecutive game, Ravens starting cornerback Lardarius Webb was scratched because of a lingering lower back injury.

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    Ravens bracing for Steelers three-down running back Le'Veon Bell

    Ravens bracing for Steelers three-down running back Le'Veon Bell 

    Ravens middle linebacker Daryl Smith has built a thorough scouting report on Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell, one of the top young offensive players in the NFL.

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    Giants, Steelers owners say motive is to 'get the truth' in Ray Rice investigation

    Giants, Steelers owners say motive is to 'get the truth' in Ray Rice investigation 

    One day after NFL commissioner Roger Goodell appointed former FBI director Robert Mueller III to investigate the league's handling and pursuit of evidence in the Ray Rice investigation, New York Giants owner John Mara and Pittsburgh Steelers owner Art Rooney II have weighed in on their role.

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    Ravens hope to crank up pass rush against Steelers after being stonewalled by Bengals

    Ravens hope to crank up pass rush against Steelers after being stonewalled by Bengals 

    When the Ravens' pass rushers went after Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton on Sunday, they got stonewalled by his blockers.

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    Kamar Aiken says he won't lose his cool again after dust-up with Adam 'Pacman' Jones

    Kamar Aiken says he won't lose his cool again after dust-up with Adam 'Pacman' Jones 

    Ravens wide receiver Kamar Aiken's temper boiled over during a loss Sunday to the Cincinnati Bengals.

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    Sixteen female senators urge Roger Goodell to adopt zero-tolerance policy against domestic violence

    Sixteen female senators urge Roger Goodell to adopt zero-tolerance policy against domestic violence 

    Sixteen female senators have sent a letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell requesting that the NFL adopt a zero-tolerance policy against domestic violence.

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    Nickel Package: Five Things to Watch in Ravens vs. Steelers

    Nickel Package: Five Things to Watch in Ravens vs. Steelers 

    As the Ravens (0-1) square off with the AFC North rival Pittsburgh Steelers (1-0) tonight at M&T Bank Stadium, here's Baltimore Sun reporter Aaron Wilson's checklist of things to keep an eye on.

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    Steve Bisciotti held question-and-answer session with team employees

    Steve Bisciotti held question-and-answer session with team employees 

    Not long after the Ravens sent out an email from owner Steve Bisciotti to their season ticket and suite holders and sponsors Tuesday night apologizing for their handling of the Ray Rice situation, another message went out to team employees.

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    NFL appoints former FBI director to conduct investigation of Ray Rice case

    NFL appoints former FBI director to conduct investigation of Ray Rice case 

    The NFL has appointed former FBI director Robert S. Mueller III to conduct an investigation into how the league has pursued and handled the evidence in the Ray Rice domestic violence case, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced Wednesday night.

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    Congress members demand 'transparency' from Roger Goodell in Ray Rice investigation

    Congress has spoken.

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    Highlights from interview with Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti, president Dick Cass and GM Ozzie Newsome

    Highlights from interview with Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti, president Dick Cass and GM Ozzie Newsome 

    In their first interview since releasing running back Ray Rice, the Ravens’ top decision makers acknowledged that they failed in their handling of the situation and vowed to be more diligent in investigating legal matters involving their players going forward. 

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    Bisciotti defends decision to not speak immediately on Rice release

    Bisciotti defends decision to not speak immediately on Rice release 

    Hours after the Ravens terminated the contract of Ray Rice on Monday, John Harbaugh stood behind a microphone and in front of a horde of cameras and reporters and addressed one of the most difficult days in franchise history.

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    Report: Law enforcement official sent Ray Rice tape to NFL executive in April

    Report: Law enforcement official sent Ray Rice tape to NFL executive in April 

    An NFL executive received a tape of former Ravens running back Ray Rice punching Janay Palmer in a casino elevator in April, according to an Associated Press report that cites an anonymous law enforcement official.

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    Lardarius Webb questionable, Marshal Yanda probable for Ravens

    Lardarius Webb questionable, Marshal Yanda probable for Ravens 

    For the second consecutive week, Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb is listed as questionable on the injury report with a lower back injury.

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    Ravens executives address Ray Rice investigation in exclusive interview

    Ravens executives address Ray Rice investigation in exclusive interview 

    The Ravens’ top decision makers acknowledged Wednesday that the organization failed in its handling of the Ray Rice investigation and now needs to rebuild trust with its fans.

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    Roger Goodell issues memo to team executives about Ray Rice investigation

    Roger Goodell issues memo to team executives about Ray Rice investigation 

    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has written a memo to NFL team executives today detailing the league's investigation into former Ravens running back Ray Rice's domestic violence incident.

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    Baltimore Sun picks for Ravens-Steelers game

    Baltimore Sun picks for Ravens-Steelers game 

    Our panel of experts predicts the Ravens' game Thursday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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    ABOUT THE BLOGGERS


    Jeff Zrebiec has been with The Sun since 2000 and covered the Orioles from 2005 through 2011. A New Jersey native, he was a 2001 graduate of Loyola University in Baltimore. He also has covered University of Maryland basketball and college lacrosse during his time with The Sun.

    Aaron Wilson joined The Baltimore Sun in August 2012 after 11 years at the Carroll County Times. He's entering his 12th year on the Ravens' beat. He has previously covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Tennessee Titans. Wilson attended East Carolina University.

    Mike Preston has been with The Baltimore Sun since 1983. Prior to becoming a columnist in 2000, he covered the Ravens for four years. Preston is a native of Essex and a graduate of Towson State University, where he played football.

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