January 14, 2001 |
He is being compared now to the greats at his position, fearsome middle linebackers like Dick Butkus and Mike Singletary and Ray Nitschke. Ray Lewis heard that and shrugged. "It's an honor to be put in the same sentence with those guys at 25 years old," Lewis said last week. "It's a great honor. But my thing is not to be in the same category. My thing is to be the best at what I do. " Last year, he was being compared to O.J. Simpson and Rae Carruth, football players who had been accused of murder.
January 28, 2001 |
For 11 years NFL secondaries have been trying to figure out whether it is harder to shut Shannon Sharpe down or to shut him up. The jury is still out. The man talks so much he might deliver his own eulogy, but his trek through the league has left as many deeds as words. If there is a victory to be had, Sharpe will be somewhere nearby. The Baltimore Ravens tight end has been victorious in his last 10 postseason games, seven with the Denver Broncos, with whom he won two Super Bowl rings, and three with the Ravens.
March 2, 2009
Daily News football writer Paul Domowitch provides a quick look at the early winners and losers after the first weekend of free agency. To read more of this analysis, visit www.eagletarian.com . Winners Chiefs: The weekend acquisitions of quarterback Matt Cassel and linebacker Mike Vrabel for the paltry sum of a second-round pick will only make them better. Lito Sheppard: The Eagles cornerback finally got the trade he wanted, to the Jets. Giants: The Giants signed Falcons linebacker Michael Boley, Seahawks defensive tackle Rocky Bernard and Cowboys defensive lineman Chris Canty.
January 24, 2010 |
Today's AFC title game will be a clash of the top-seeded Indianapolis Colts and the fifth-seeded New York Jets. It will be a clash of playing styles. And it could turn on a clash of former South Jersey stars. The upstart Jets are likely to try to control the tempo with a powerful running game led by rookie Shonn Greene, a Winslow Township High School graduate. Indianapolis' defensive counter will be led by captain and middle linebacker Gary Brackett, a Glassboro High School graduate.
August 2, 2002 |
Ray Lewis agreed to a 5-year contract extension yesterday that includes a $19 million signing bonus and keeps the All-Pro linebacker with the Ravens through 2008. Lewis' new 7-year contract is worth about $50 million. Lewis had 2 years left on a deal that was to pay him $4.75 million each year. Lewis led the NFL with 196 tackles last year and was selected to the Pro Bowl for a fifth straight time. He was a key figure in the Ravens' drive to the Super Bowl in 2000, and clearly is the most important element in the team's effort to regroup from a sweeping salary-cap purge during the offseason.
November 18, 2006 |
New York Giants halfback Brandon Jacobs revealed yesterday that the league fined him between $5,000 and $10,000 for shoving a football under his jersey to celebrate a touchdown run against Chicago on Sunday night. Jacobs, who said he will appeal, insisted he was not celebrating. He said that when he puts the ball underneath his jersey to create a bulging stomach and then rubs it, he is acknowledging his wife, Kimberly, who is pregnant. What confuses Jacobs is he did the same thing after scoring a touchdown against Tampa Bay on Oct. 29. The league and the officials did nothing then.
February 19, 2000 |
For Shannon Sharpe, the decision to jump from the Denver Broncos to the Baltimore Ravens was easy. Sharpe, 31, said yesterday he wanted to play his entire career with the Broncos, but he appreciated the treatment he got from the Ravens when they recruited him. He said owner Art Modell made him feel at home. "He told me that he wanted me, he wanted to get the deal done," Sharpe said The talks led to a four-year deal with the Ravens worth $13.2 million, including a $4.5 million signing bonus.
May 6, 2000 |
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis will be tried with his two co-defendants, and their murder trial will start May 15 in Atlanta. The defense's request for separate trials was denied yesterday. Judge Alice Bonner said the court was "not persuaded that the issues raised by defendants justify severance" of the trial. " The star linebacker, Joseph Sweeting and Reginald Oakley are charged with murder in the stabbing deaths of Jacinth Baker and Richard Lollar. The two men were killed after a fight following a post-Super Bowl party in Atlanta.
September 16, 2014 |
ESPN ANALYST Cris Carter had a lot to say yesterday, and none of it had to do with NFL games. He spoke emotionally about abuse, a word that has surfaced many times over the past few weeks. Running back Ray Rice was cut by the Ravens and banned by the NFL because of a video showing him knocking out his then-fiancee in a casino elevator. The Vikings deactivated running back Adrian Peterson for yesterday's game against the Patriots for allegedly hitting his child with a wooden switch.
March 19, 2012 |
Ray Lewis, the retired Philadelphia police captain who became a hero to the Occupy Wall Street movement, will not face legal consequences for wearing his old uniform at protests, a Police Department spokesman said Monday. "He will not be arrested," said Lt. Raymond Evers, spokesman for Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey. "He's exercising his First Amendment rights, and we're fine with that," Evers said. That position is in stark contrast to a letter Ramsey signed in November demanding that Lewis "immediately cease and desist" from wearing his old uniform in public.