Ravens owner says everyone else is lying about Ray Rice
At Monday afternoon press conference, Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti accused Ray Rice and people close to him of providing ESPN’s Outside the Lines erroneous information related to the February altercation between Rice and his then-fiancee in order to build the running back’s case for reinstatement.
“Our integrity and character were being called into question. My feeling when I read [ESPN’s report] was a couple of things. I think it says it took them 11 days to write it, but they only gave us two hours to respond.”
“I think it’s obvious that the majority of sources are people that work for Ray. Almost everything in there is anonymous, but it’s clear from the subject matter that it’s Ray’s attorney, it’s Ray’s agent, and Ray’s friends. They are building a case for reinstatement, and the best way to build a case for reinstatement is to make everybody else look like they’re lying. They’re accusations didn’t jive with what we knew as fact.”
The Jets beat themselves — again. A week after one of the most ill-timed timeouts in recent memory, the Jets were a sloppy mess against the Bears. In addition to Smith’s early interception, a muffed punt, questionable red-zone play calling and multiple penalties gave Chicago plenty of chances.
Though the Bears didn’t necessarily play their best football either, it would’ve been nearly impossible for them not to score with all of the pristine chances the Jets were affording them, even as the Jets’ defense buckled down in the second half.
The referees didn’t do the Jets any favors, either. Late in the second quarter and down 17-13, Cutler was sacked and fumbled the ball, which the Jets would have returned for a touchdown if the play wasn’t blown dead. After a review, New York gained possession, but couldn’t capitalize.