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Harbaugh gives his take on the scuffle vs. Redskins


Harbaugh gives his take on the scuffle vs. Redskins

BALTIMORE – Ravens coach John Harbaugh ran onto the field during the Ravens-Redskins first quarter scuffle Saturday night.  Harbaugh said he was trying to play peacemaker, before Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith and Redskins cornerback Chris Culliver were ejected. But before things calmed down, Harbaugh also exchanged words with Redskins coach Jay Gruden.

Asked why he ran so far onto the field, Harbaugh said, “It’s a preseason game. We have 90 guys on both benches. It wasn’t getting calmed down very quickly. We get the (NFL) memos even everything, about the fighting, so I figured, 'Let me go out there and kind of just get our guys back out of the way and it would be fine.' That’s kind of the way it worked out, so it seemed to be fine.”

But when asked what he said to Gruden, Harbaugh responded this way.

“Did I go off?”Harbaugh said. “I don’t remember going off. You mean to come out on the field? No, I didn’t say anything that I remember to anybody. Something was said to me, but that doesn’t bother me, what gets said to me out there.”

The postgame handshake between Harbaugh and Gruden was without incident. By that time, both coaches already had other things on their minds.

[MORE: Gruden on exchange with Harbaugh: 'I was a little perturbed with that']

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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.


“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.