Vincent Frank, SportsNaut:
It hasn’t necessarily been a good past 12 months for the Baltimore Ravens. From the entire Ray Rice scandal to the organization’s response to it, things have not gone right for owner Steve Bisciotti and company.

1. RB Ray Rice - knockout punch in elevator of girlfriend/wife, Janay Palmer in
Atlantic City casino

2. DT Haloti Ngata - four game suspension for performance enhancing drug violation

3. Darren Sanders - head of Ravens' security. 4th degree sexual offense,
groping a stadium worker

4. Terrence Cody - felony animal cruelty and misdemeanor drug charges

Baltimore Ravens' owner Steve Bisciotti, in a conference call with season ticket holders, mentioned how the Detroit Lions have not given an extension to DT Haloti Ngrata. Steve's belief is this will be a one year deal, and Ngata could return to the Ravens in 2016.

"Any public or private statement of interest, qualified or unqualified, in another club’s player to that player’s agent or representative, or to a member of the news media, is a violation of the Anti-Tampering Policy.” The NFL’s anti-tampering policy reads.

While it had been a rough 2014 season for the Baltimore Ravens, culminating in their AFC playoff loss to the New England Patriots 35-31, things are looking up for the Ravens. They did win the unbalanced line approach that the Patriots used in the January 10, 2015 game at Gillette Stadium. These tactics have now been ruled illegal by the NFL.

It makes perfect sense that Ravens' owner Steve Bisciotti would clearly violate NFL rules by speaking of a player on an opposing team. After all, it was April Fool's Day.

Paul Murphy is a freelance writer from New Hampshire. .

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