Now that the NFL and the NFL Players Association have implemented human growth hormone testing as part of a revised performance-enhancing drug policy, Ravens veteran defensive end Chris Canty is hoping that ensures a level playing field.
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.
The NFL Players Association filed a grievance on behalf of former Ravens running back Ray Rice on Tuesday night, demanding that the increased discipline levied a week ago by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell be overturned.
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.
In a letter to the NFL Players Association, league commissioner Roger Goodell said that Ray Rice's version of his altercation with his then-fiancée was "starkly different" than the one the running back relayed to him in their June meeting.
A month after Ravens running back Ray Rice received a two-game suspension for domestic violence, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced significantly harsher penalties for players who commit abuse or sexual assault, including possible lifetime bans for second offenders.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced sweeping changes to the NFL personal-conduct policy, telling NFL owners in a letter obtained by The Baltimore Sun that discipline for domestic violence incidents will increase significantly.
During an emotional press conference Thursday where he repeatedly apologized to his wife, Janay, and all victims of domestic violence, the three-time Pro Bowl running back was steadfast in accepting the NFL discipline and said he never planned to appeal.
Surrounded by his wife, about 30 of his teammates and about 15 television cameras, Ravens running back Ray Rice repeatedly apologized for his actions that led to his February arrest and vowed to speak out against domestic violence when the time is right.
Now that veteran offensive tackle Eric Winston has ageed to a one-year contract with the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks, any lingering speculation about a potential reunion with Ravens offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak can finally be put to rest for good.
When free agency starts this afternoon, the Ravens will have the most financial flexibility they've had since coach John Harbaugh was hired six years ago. The Ravens are carrying $21.987 million in salary cap space, according to NFL Players Association figures. Only 12 other NFL teams have more room under the league limit of $133 million.
Former Ravens center Matt Birk, the NFL¿s Walter Payton Man of the Year in 2012 and a Super Bowl champion, will be back in the Baltimore area this Thursday for a signing for his new book, ¿All-Pro Wisdom: The 7 Choices that Lead to Greatness.¿
The Ravens continue to engage in contract talks with tight end Dennis Pitta and have made him a major negotiating priority with a renewed sense of urgency to lock up the pending unrestricted free agent, according to league sources.
One week after New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick was sharply critical of the NFL labor deal and alleged that it played a role in increasing the amount of injuries, Ravens coach John Harbaugh joined him in ripping the collective bargaining agreement for curtailing younger players' development.
In the memo, which follows an agreement on an HGH population study to determine baseline levels of HGH hormones. Forty players, five randomly chosen from eight teams, would be randomly tested per week.
In attempt to attract more television viewers to the Pro Bowl and also make the game more appealing its players, the NFL and the players union on Wednesday announced major changes to spice up the game's format.
Two-a-day practice days were abolished, and teams are now limited in the amount of days they can have players practicing in full equipment and how much time they can spend with players each day on the practice field.
The value of the deal is approximately what the former consensus University of Florida All-American selection was supposed to be paid under the slotting system mandated by the NFL collective bargaining agreement.