Feb 3, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Baltimore Ravens general manger Ozzie Newsome celebrates after defeating the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
It was a tough Sunday for the Baltimore Ravens. Not only did they lose a hard-fought game in overtime to the Chicago Bears after a two-hour weather delay, but after the game in Soldier Field, Baltimore General Manager Ozzie Newsome left the stadium in an ambulance:
According to a WNST report, Newsome left Soldier Field in an ambulance after sweating profusely after the game, but it was believed to be precautionary.
The 57-year-old Newsome has been a key reason why the Ravens have routinely made ti to the playoffs and won two Super Bowls over the past decade. But his success as an NFL executive may be dwarfed by his hall of fame career as a player. He played for the Cleveland Browns from 1978 to 1990, and was named to the NFL 1980s All-Decade Team and was a 1999 Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductee.
Once his playing days were over, he became the first African-American general manager in the NFL when he took the job with the Ravens in 2002. It doesn’t look like this is a serious health concern, and hopefully he is able to get back to work doing the job he loves to do.