Posted November 18, 2013

Ravens’ GM Ozzie Newsome ‘feeling fine’ after leaving Soldier Field in ambulance

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(Patrick Semansky/AP)

Ozzie Newsome has been the Ravens’ general manager since 2002. (Patrick Semansky/AP)

UPDATE (Monday, 10:35 a.m. ET): The Ravens announced Monday morning that GM Ozzie Newsome is on his way back to Baltimore and “feeling fine” after he left Soldier Field in an ambulance.

“Ozzie is expected back in the Ravens’ office and on the treadmill soon,” the Ravens added in their release.


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.”

The news adds an unfortunate element to what already was a bizarre day in Chicago. The Ravens and Bears had their game delayed nearly two hours by a torrential storm that hit Chicago earlier in the afternoon, then the game extended into overtime before the Bears claimed victory.

Newsome, 57, has been the Ravens’ general manager since 2002.

The Ravens addressed the matter after the game, saying that “Ozzie Newsome did not feel well after today’s game and a team doctor recommended that Ozzie not fly tonight.”

6 comments
JimKirkwood1
JimKirkwood1

Best wishes for a speedy and complete recovery

luvfoozball
luvfoozball

Hope its nothing serious. One of the best GMs in business. I hope Phil Emery will do as well as this guy.

nakednunashamed
nakednunashamed

i hope he feels better and its a minor thing. guys a class act

get well soon ozzie

Mark112
Mark112

I hope everything turns out to be OK. Maybe Ozzie picked up something from the weather at Soldier Field like a bug or flu strain; it was brutal, quite obviously.

rskins09
rskins09

@Mark112    Hope it wasn't his arteries shutting down -temporarily ...Happened to me  but in my sleep ..Guess they  gave him a  EKG @ hospital   .He should have it checked out  ... Glad he feels better ...Great  TE for  Browns (HOF)   and one of the best GM's  ever ..

tommydawg
tommydawg

@Mark112Food poisoning or another kind of poisoning would work that fast, but common cold viruses or flu viruses take a few to several days before you get you sick. If that is what it is, he picked it up in Baltimore or wherever he was before Chicago, unless he has been there for 3 or more days. I hope he gets better soon.