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Trouble for Jamal Lewis

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Trouble for Jamal Lewis

Less than two months before he is scheduled for induction into the Ravens Ring of Honor at M&T Bank Stadium, former running back Jamal Lewis was arrested in Georgia Tuesday for failing to pay child support.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Lewis, 32, was charged with child abandonment, a misdemeanor, and booked into jail late Tuesday night, then released early Wednesday morning.

The arrest warrant states that Lewis has failed to pay child support and not been in contact with his son for over a year, according to the newspaper.

He is scheduled to be inducted into the Ring of Honor in a pregame ceremony on Sept. 27 before the Ravens play the Cleveland Browns in a Thursday night game at M&T Bank Stadium. Although the Ravens have never publicly announced Lewis is going in that night, his picture is on the game ticket and the team didnt deny multiple media reports about him going in.

Lewis would join running back Earnest Byner, former owner Art Modell, defensive end Michael McCrary, linebacker Peter Boulware, offensive tackle Jonathan Ogden, kicker Matt Stover and eight members of the Baltimore Colts in the Ring of Honor.

The former running back has had off-field problems before. He spent much of the 2005 offseason in jail on a drug charge, and this latest arrest comes less than four months after he filed for bankruptcy, listing 14.5 million in assets and 10.6 million in debts.

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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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