April 20, 2014

Ozzie Newsome taken from stadium in ambulance

Following today’s Ravens-Bears game at Soldier Field in Chicago, Ravens general manager and former Browns great Ozzie Newsome did not feel well and left the stadium in an ambulance, according to several reports.

“Baltimore general manager Ozzie Newsome left Soldier Field via ambulance after his team’s loss to the Bears, as first reported by WNST’s Nestor Aparicio. The Chicago Tribune‘s Brad Biggs later confirmed the news, via a Bears source.

Aparicio, a radio personality in Baltimore, tweeted that he rode in an elevator with Newsome and Newsome was “sweating profusely.” Biggs reported that “Ravens officials were adamant they wanted person going on ambulance taken out side door of locker room so no one would see.””

Newsome played tight end for the Browns from 1978-1990 and compiled 600+ receptions, nearly 8,000 yards receiving, and 47 receiving touchdowns in his career. Newsome was a 1999 Hall of Fame inductee after not missing a single game in his 13-year career.

Following his playing days, he went to the Browns front office as an executive. When the team left for Baltimore in 1996, Ozzie went with them and has remained there ever since. He was appointed as General Manager in 2002, and he’s highly regarded as one of the best in the business.

All the best to Ozzie.

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