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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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Since: Jan 13, 2009
Posted on: April 30, 2011 1:46 pm

Ravens get no relief from Bears

who would have ever thought that the owner of a team that prides itself on being tough, hard nosed, physical, take no prisoners (unless you draft them in the first round) and in your face all the time--would be such a CRYBABY----Boo Hoo Biscotti

Since: Sep 29, 2006
Posted on: April 30, 2011 1:44 pm

Ravens get no relief from Bears

You mean that Bears legacy of underperforming, dislikability, and the McCaskey's being bull-headed, crapy owners? What did you expect, guy?

Since: Feb 2, 2009
Posted on: April 30, 2011 1:32 pm

Ravens get no relief from Bears

Its what's called being an indian giver. Not surprised, its where Obama built his political foundation!

Since: Aug 11, 2007
Posted on: April 30, 2011 1:14 pm

Ravens get no relief from Bears

Exactly- shut your yap. you got the player you wanted.

Since: Sep 9, 2009
Posted on: April 30, 2011 12:50 pm

Ravens get no relief from Bears

I hate the Bears as a Lions fan, especially after last seasons first game against the bears last season where the Lions did win =], but they apologized, there was no harm done, the Ravens still received the player they originally wanted, and I think its time for the Ravens owner to shut up. Hes getting annoying, already.

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