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Fisher fires at Harbaugh, who won't fire back

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Fisher fires at Harbaugh, who won't fire back

OWINGS MILLS – Rams coach Jeff Fisher has been ticked off by Ravens coach John Harbaugh, but Harbaugh has refused to fire back.

Harbaugh said he didn’t mean to imply the Rams were a dirty team when he commented on how Sunday’s Rams-Ravens game was officiated. 

“That insinuation was never made,” Harbaugh said. “My guess is that when he (Fisher) was informed of it, he was probably a little bit misinformed of the intent of the statement, because that’s not what I meant. It’s a tough game, it was a hard-fought game, it was a physical game, it was an emotional game. That’s the kind of game you always expect to get with a Jeff Fisher-coached team. That’s the way their guys play. It’s not meant to insinuate anything negative. If he came back with a negative connotation, then that’s too bad. If he was saying it in a positive way, in terms of look in the mirror, that could be construed as a positive I guess, huh? So I’ll just take it as a compliment.”

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Fisher may not be amused by that comment either, and he was not laughing when he talked Tuesday about the Ravens on 101ESPN in St. Louis.

Here’s the comment Harbaugh made Monday that bothered Fisher. 

“I saw the punter hit one of our guys dead in the back that (the officials) missed,” Harbaugh said. “I saw our guy retaliate, which is not what you want to see. Then I saw a free-for-all out there, which is not unusual against the team we’re playing.”

Fisher responded on his radio show Tuesday.

“But we’re a dirty team, and they’re hitting us two or three seconds after the play is over, and they hit Tavon (Austin) out of bounds,” Fisher said. “We had six penalties and they averaged five yards apiece…They need to look in the mirror.”

Maybe Fisher will cool off after seeing Harbaugh's response. But it didn't sound like Fisher would be calling Harbaugh to wish him a Happy Thanksgiving.

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Fellow dance student of Ravens' Alex Collins fatally shot in Florida school shooting

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Fellow dance student of Ravens' Alex Collins fatally shot in Florida school shooting

On Wednesday, February 14, a horrific school shooting claimed the lives of 17 innocent people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. 

The tragic event impacted people far and wide, and hit especially close to home for Ravens running back Alex Collins.

The former Arkansas star was born in Plantation, Fla., a suburb of Fort Lauderdale and went to high school just 15 miles south of Douglas High School. 

In the offseason, Collins took Irish dancing lessons to improve his footwork, and following the act of terror, the Ravens' tailback learned that one of his dance partners had been killed in the mass shooting.

17-year-old Cara Loughran attended The Drake school of Irish Dance with Collins in addition to two other Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students and was fatally shot by the gunman on Wednesday afternoon. 

Collins took to his Twitter account to issue this heartfelt message.

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“The school shooting yesterday hit home,” Collins wrote.

“We received confirmation a few hours ago we lost one of the girls, Cara Loughran. Two other girls saw and experienced unspeakable tragedy. My heart goes out to these girls, all their families and their teacher Chrissy.”

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Baltimore Ravens to take on Chicago Bears in Hall of Fame game

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Baltimore Ravens to take on Chicago Bears in Hall of Fame game

BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Ravens and Chicago Bears will launch the NFL's 99th season by playing in the annual Hall of Fame game on Aug. 2.

The Ravens' first appearance in the Hall of Fame game, which launches the league's 2018 Enshrinement Week. Former Baltimore linebacker Ray Lewis is among the inductees, along with former Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher.

Lewis, who played 17 seasons with the Ravens, and Urlacher, who played all of his 13 seasons with Chicago, both were elected on the first ballot.

Lewis joins Jonathan Ogden as the only Ravens in the Hall of Fame. Both were selected by Baltimore in the first round of the 1996 draft.

The other members of the Class of 2018 include Bobby Beathard, Robert Brazile, Brian Dawkins, Jerry Kramer, Randy Moss and Terrell Owens. All will be inducted on Saturday, Aug. 4.

This will be the record-tying fifth time that the Bears will play in the Hall of Fame game. They won the previous four, most recently 27-24 over Miami in 2005.

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