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Report: Tom Brady won't go down without a fight


Report: Tom Brady won't go down without a fight

Ravens fans know how hard it is to beat Tom Brady. The guy won't go down without a fight. Now, a report suggests Roger Goodell is about to find that out for himself. 

The Super Bowl champion is a tenacious competitor who always seems to be a step ahead of his opponent. That sly side allegedly masterminded the Deflate-Gate scandal that earned him a four game suspension from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

Brady and the NFLPA are appealing the suspension with the NFL, but the commissioner has insisted on hearing the appeal himself. Needless to say, Goodell is unlikely to side with the quarterback the second time around. He may reduce the number of games, but not vacate the ban entirely.

Now, several reports suggests Brady is going on the offensive (something he happens to do quite well). 

Lawyers for Brady and the NFLPA would file suit in labor-friendly Minnesota or home-state Massachussetts. Even if nothing comes of the matter, the threat of a federal lawsuit puts extra pressure on Goodell during the NFL's appeals process. 

Forget cat and mouse -- the situation is devolving into a game of chicken between the NFL's most powerful executive and player.

Stay tuned for more developments. This won't be the last any of us hear from Brady. 

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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.