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Outpouring of sympathy, respect for Ray Lewis


Outpouring of sympathy, respect for Ray Lewis

The news that Ray Lewis' season is over after he tore his triceps in Sunday's game vs. the Dallas Cowboys has created a buzz. Will this mean the end for the Ravens' linebacker, who was in his 17th year?

He has yet to speak about his status after being diagnosed via MRI on Monday. Coach John Harbaugh refused to speculate if this would be the end.

"That's for Ray to speak on," Harbaugh said. "I'll be looking forward to seeing what he says about that."

Players and analysts sent good wishes and didn't hesitate to speculate about Lewis' future on Twitter:

"Mann I hope Ray Lewis don't retire. Dudes a warrior. Much respect from. Hope ya have a speedy recovery 5two!" -- Cardinals LB Darnell Dockett

"I have so much respect for the way Ray Lewis plays the game. I hope this isn't it for him!!!" -- Mark Schlereth, ESPN analyst and former G for Redskins and Broncos

"While i dont like getting hit by him, im sorry to hear about ray lewis being out for the yr...hes as iconic to the NFL as anyone in the game" -- Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams

"Ray Lewis has helped progress this game so guys like myself have something to strive to be...a professional. Prayers sent up" -- Robert Griffin III, Redskins QB

"Sad to see my man Ray Lewis go down, definitely structured my game around him physically and emotionally and is the reason I wore 52" -- Buccaneers DT Eric LeGrand

"Just heard on ESPN that ray lewis is out 4 the yr. hate hearing that because hes 1 of the NFL's true legends. wishing him a full recovery"  -- Steelers LB LaMarr Woodley

"Sucks to hear abt Ray Lewis he is an NFL Icon that i grew up watching. I was excited abt chance to play him again.wish him a speedy recovery" -- Texans RB Ben Tate

"The Ray Lewis i know will not end his career off this injury.He's conquered much more than this.He will determine when its over not a injury" -- Hall of Fame DB Deion Sanders, NFL Network analyst

"Grew up watching/looking up to Ray Lewis. Wishing him a speedy recovery. And yes, I'm working hard everyday to get myself back on the field." -- Redskins WR Pierre Garcon

"Ray lewis and junior seau the 2 most intense and inspirational players i have ever seen . Ray u are a legend God bless you" -- Rodney Harrison, NBC analyst and former DB for Patriots and Chargers

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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.