BY ERIC GARLAND, CSNmidatlantic.com
Donald Trump is no stranger to being in the spotlight for saying controversial things.
But during a campaign stop in Maryland on Wednesday, Trump crossed a line that got him straight up booed from his own supporters.
What could have possibly angered the Trump faithful in Maryland?
Showing love for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will do it.
The crowd at the rally was fired up like all other Trump rallies, but that turned on a dime when Trump posed a simple question.
“We love Tom Brady, right?” Trump asked before being instantly showered with boos, according to reports.
Trump’s admiration for Brady has been well-documented. The GOP frontrunner has called Brady a “great player and great friend,” and Brady has also said the two are good friends and said “I support my friends in everything they do.”
But not even Trump’s most devoted supporters at Wednesday’s rally in Worcester County were having any of it.
It might be the offseason, but the Ravens’ fanbase is riled up and runs deep throughout the state.
The Ravens will travel to Gillette Stadium to take on Brady and the Patriots for Monday Night Football on December 12.
If Trump shows up to offer support for Brady, it’s safe to assume he won’t be booed that time around, considering he'll be in Patriots-friendly territory.
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.”
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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