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Report: Ozzie Newsome leaves Soldier Field in ambulance

ozzie-newsomeBaltimore Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome was taken away from Soldier Field in an ambulance following his team’s 23-20 overtime loss to the Chicago Bears on Sunday, per a report.

Chicago Tribune reporter Brad Biggs tweeted a photo of an ambulance in Soldier Field and said it was for a Ravens employee:

Biggs later reported that Bears sources confirmed it was Newsome who was taken away in the ambulance. Biggs also says the team wanted the person taken out to the ambulance through a side door so people wouldn’t see what happened.

WNST’s Nestor Aparicio added some more detail about his interaction with the GM:

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Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome wants Joe Flacco to back up his comments

Joe Flacco raised plenty of eyebrows when he said he believed he was the best quarterback in football. You had to wonder if his teammates and organization agreed. Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome offered his opinion Wednesday.

“Any player, any coach, any GM do not think they aren’t the best at what they do,” Newsome said Wednesday when asked about Flacco’s comments. “For Joe to say that, I think that’s a common thing.

“The aspect of it that I think we all also look at is, if you make a statement like that, then you also have to prepare yourself to be the best. I’m sure that Joe is also doing that.”

That doesn’t exactly sound like a glowing endorsement to me. Maybe Newsome didn’t want to gush with praise of Flacco because the sides are involved in contract negotiations. Or maybe he’s just like the rest of us and laughing at Flacco’s absurd statement.