Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome stays behind in Chicago after dramatic moments

Let’s hope for the best. Baltimore Ravens general manager and Hall of Fame tight end Ozzie Newsome is spending Sunday night in Chicago following Sunday’s loss to the Bears because, according to The Associated Press, "he was not feeling well." Though the nature and extend of the 57-year-old Newsome’s illness was not clear, the team said in a statement that the team doctor recommended Newsome stay behind in Chicago after the Ravens’ 23-20 overtime loss in a game delayed about two hours by weather in the first quarter.

Various media outlets reported a worrisome scene earlier in the afternoon as Newsome was taken from Soldier Field in an ambulance. And this from the Chicago Tribune’s Brad Biggs: Nestor Aparicio, a Baltimore radio personality, rode in an elevator with Newsome and the latter was "sweating profusely." Ravens team officials wanted Newsome taken out the side door of the locker room "so no one would see."

Newsome played his entire 13-year NFL career in Cleveland, and on Sunday night former Ravens executive and Browns GM Phil Savage — who worked with Newsome in Baltimore — tweeted his thoughts.

Newsome has been the Ravens’ GM since 2002. Our thoughts and prayers are with him.

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