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Ravens get no relief from Bears

Posted on: April 30, 2011 11:55 am
 
Baltimore owner Steve Bisciotti is not pleased with Chicago (US Presswire). Posted by Josh Katzowitz

NEW YORK – The trade deal that fell through at the last moment and cost the Ravens the No. 26 pick in the first round of the NFL draft continues to fester in the mind of Baltimore owner Steve Bisciotti a few days later.

(In case you need a behind the scenes look at what happened, click this link. )

Though the Ravens wanted the Bears follow through and give them the fourth-round pick Chicago originally had agreed to trade (and though commissioner Roger Goodell apparently encouraged the Bears to give Baltimore some retribution), Chicago has refused to do.

Instead, the Bears traded their fourth-round pick in order to move up in the second round and take DT Stephen Paea.

Bisciotti is not happy with it.

“I’m disappointed in the Bears and the McCaskeys,” Bisciotti told the Baltimore Sun, via the Chicago Tribune. “It is, in my opinion, a deviation from their great legacy. They concluded that their heartfelt and admirable apology was sufficient for our loss. All of us at the Ravens strongly disagree … probably end of story.”

On the Bears side, they feel they don’t owe anybody anything. They’d already called Baltimore on Friday to give an apology, but as far as following through on a trade that never actually occured, Chicago’s management wasn’t prepared to give up any of its draft picks.

“We made an honest mistake,” Bears GM Jerry Angelo said. “No more than that. There was total transparency. You make your apologies and we did and if there are consequences, you accept those consequences and then you move on. So be it.

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Comments

Since: Mar 24, 2008
Posted on: April 30, 2011 3:18 pm
 

Ravens get no relief from Bears


You people who say it's no big deal because the Ravens got Jimmy Smith anyway are so stupid.  Miss the point, much?  It's about walking out of the draft with EIGHT prospects instead of SEVEN.

But I'm really not surprised.  The Bears can't do anything else right, why should this be any different?

The next time the Ravens are in a position to screw you, Angelo, expect to get screwed.



Since: Mar 4, 2009
Posted on: April 30, 2011 3:13 pm
 

Ravens get no relief from Bears

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Since: Mar 4, 2009
Posted on: April 30, 2011 3:11 pm
 

Ravens get no relief from Bears




Since: Mar 4, 2009
Posted on: April 30, 2011 3:08 pm
 

Ravens get no relief from Bears




Since: Nov 19, 2006
Posted on: April 30, 2011 2:42 pm
 

Ravens get no relief from Bears

Jay Cutler is still a yellow belly quitter either way.......Bears should have used that 4th round pick they shafted the Ravens on to get a real quarterback.



Since: Oct 15, 2006
Posted on: April 30, 2011 2:16 pm
 

Ravens get no relief from Bears

Quit your crying!  I recall Ozzie Newsome doing the same thing in 2003 to the Vikings.  Baltimore responded the same way, "Sorry Minnesota, but we didn't notfiy the NFL.  Oh well accept our apology."  You got what you wanted!



Since: Apr 30, 2011
Posted on: April 30, 2011 2:07 pm
 

Ravens get no relief from Bears

Funny, but the Ravens' owner and their fans are whining about this, but in 2003 they did the exact same thing to the Vikings. Exactly the same thing. And nothing happened. In fact, it was Ozzie Newsome who failed to get the trade reported in time and it embarrassed Minnesota by costing them their draft slot for the second straight year.     Compensation? Maybe they better compensate Minnesota for that 2003 situation first.



Since: Apr 30, 2011
Posted on: April 30, 2011 2:01 pm
 

Ravens get no relief from Bears

It seems Mr. Angelo is always a little less than ethical in his dealings




Since: Jan 4, 2011
Posted on: April 30, 2011 1:59 pm
 

Ravens get no relief from Bears

Not suprised that a toolbag will use any opportunity she can to bash the President. As a life long conservative, I wish people without an education would refrain from political jokes or commentary, especially given the forum. You only give the rest of us a bad name.



Since: Apr 20, 2009
Posted on: April 30, 2011 1:54 pm
 

Ravens get no relief from Bears

The Bears agreed to a trade. Then they craw-fished. That's a complete lack of respect, and the commishioner should do something about it...PERIOD!!!



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