A kinder, gentler Baltimore Ravens?

MIKE GANTER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:14 AM ET

What in the name of Ray Lewis is going on in Baltimore?

There was a day when the Ravens would stomp around and behave any way they bloody well pleased, consequences be damned.

Apparently those days are over.

Not only were the Ravens penalized by the league yesterday for overstepping their off-season guidelines when it comes to voluntary workouts, they then turned around and apologized for it.

Seems the Ravens OTA's, which are voluntary and supposedly low key, went a little late and got a little too high spirited for some of the players, or at least one of the them. A complaint to the NFLPA brought about an investigation by the league which then handed down its judgment.

There will be no OTA's allowed by the Ravens next week.

"The NFL informed us of the situation, and the action they've taken is appropriate," general manager Ozzie Newsome said in a release from the team. "We made a mistake, and it won't happen again. We'll complete our organized team activity days this week and then turn our focus to the start of training camp."

What's next? Lewis is going to lay someone out and then help carry him off on a stretcher?


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