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Baltimore Ravens Issue Bounty On Hines Ward

Posted by Mike on October 23, 2008

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward has long been known as a player always looking to takeout a player on the opposing defense when he is not looking. Case and point when Ward hit Cincinnati Bengals rookie linebacker Keith Rivers last week, breaking his jaw. Causing Rivers to miss the rest of the season. But, Ward has along history of taking shots at players on the Baltimore Ravens, namely Ed Reed (hit seen here) and Bart Scott (hit seen here). So now, according to Pro Football Talk, the Ravens have issued a bounty on the head of Hines Ward. Which is a direct no-no in the NFL, but I’m sure many players throughout the league hope the Ravens go through with the bounty. More from Pro Football Talk:

Shaggy from 2 Live Stews has sent us the audio from Suggs’ appearance on the show and, indeed, Suggs declares that there’s a still-pending bounty on the MVP of Super Bowl XL.

Suggs said that the Ravens wanted to get Ward during the September 29 game between Baltimore and Pittsburgh, but that they couldn’t line him up during a live play.

The problem is Ward’s reputation for knocking the blocks off of unsuspecting defenders.  “He does a little cheap shot,” Suggs said.  “It’s legal but it be cheap.”

So what happens when the Steelers go to Baltimore?

“We’ve got something in store for him,” Suggs said.

Suggs also admitted during the radio segment that the Ravens had a bounty on rookie running back Rashard Mendenhall, whose season was ended via a broken shoulder sustained against Baltimore.

But bounties are against the rules.  So look for Suggs and the Ravens to hear from the league office about this one.  At a minimum, stern warnings will be issued before these teams get together for a little Christmas cheer on December 14.


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