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Justin Forsett's cousin's run on The Bachelorette has sadly ended

Justin Forsett's cousin's run on The Bachelorette has sadly ended

That noise you hear is the sound of a disappointed Justin Forsett sighing. Why is he sighing, you ask? Well, because the perfectly reasonable excuse he had for watching ABC's The Bachelorette just expired, and from now on, if he chooses to continue tuning in for the dating game show, he'll be opening himself up to criticism.

The Ravens running back's cousin, Christian, was eliminated at the beginning of Tuesday night's episode. The 26-year-old had been vying for JoJo's heart since May 24, but the woman at the center of it all cut him from the roster of men chasing after her like he was an undrafted free agent in training camp.

Talk about a stiff arm.

Forsett, who earlier in the program's season wished his cousin luck on Twitter, had this to say to him following the unfortunate result:

To which Christian responded:

Damn — Week 1 is still more than three months away and Baltimore has already taken an L.

The news is especially hard to come to grips with because Christian was ousted before fellow participant Chad. For those of you who don't watch the show (good work, by the way, for caring about your brain cells) that guy is more villainous James Harrison and Tom Brady combined. And even though Chad looks to be out now as well — Tuesday's edition ended on a cliffhanger, but it's all but certain he'll be a goner when it returns — Christian deserved better.

Maybe Forsett will use this as fuel in 2016, and look to avenge his cousin. Or maybe he'll forget about it after another 24 hours, because, hello, it's The Bachelorette. 

Yeah, definitely the second one. 

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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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