Torrey Smith, heading into his second season with the San Francisco 49ers after playing four years with the Ravens, hosted his fifth annual charity basketball game Saturday afternoon at Royal Farms Arena in downtown Baltimore. All proceeds for the event benefited the Torrey Smith Foundation, which provides for at-risk youth.
Ray Rice is eligible to return to NFL play after an arbitrator decreed Friday that league commissioner Roger Goodell had improperly punished the former Ravens running back twice for the same domestic violence offense.
During the next two days while presiding over an appeal hearing for indefinitely suspended former Ravens running back Ray Rice, former federal judge Barbara S. Jones will have to decide who is telling the truth.
In the wake of the NFL Players Association filing an appeal on behalf of indefinitely suspended former Ravens star running back Ray Rice and requesting that Roger Goodell recuse himself from handling the case, NFL spokesman Greg Aiello pointed out in an email to The Baltimore Sun today that the NFL commissioner never intended to hear this appeal.
Now, this high-profile situation is about to enter the legal arena with the NFL Players Association poised to file a grievance today on behalf of Rice requesting that the punishment from the league be overturned.
Now that former Ravens star running back Ray Rice's $35 million contract has been terminated and he's indefinitely suspended by the NFL, the three-time Pro Bowl runner and the NFL Players Association are contemplating his legal options.
Former NFL wide receiver Donte Stallworth, who played for the Ravens in 2010 and spent the summer as a coaching intern with the team, joined the Huffington Post last night as a politics fellow covering national security, the site announced.
Ravens defensive coordinator Dean Pees won't know for sure until his players strap on the pads and can start making tackles, but if the way his young defense is getting to the ball in organized team activities is any indication, the Ravens might be nearing a return to their fast, ball-swarming defense of old
Former Ravens cornerback Duane Starks and former Ravens wide receiver Donte' Stallworth are participating in an NFL sports journalism and communications boot camp in May, according to an NFL press release.
For all the talk about the Ravens' overhauled defense, their offense is also in transition, and much of the burden has fallen on Joe Flacco's shoulders to help accelerate the learning process for the team's new pass catchers. Judging by the results ¿ Flacco threw two interceptions and 28 incompletions in the 49-27 loss to the Broncos ¿ the situation remains a work-in progress.