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Patrick Ricard Addresses Team over Resurfaced Tweets

December 12, 2018 - 2:38 pm

By Austin Medina  

Fullback and defensive lineman Patrick Ricard isn’t talked about much after games on Sunday. But that’s not to say he doesn’t make an impact for the Ravens.

Ricard, an undrafted defensive lineman, found his calling on the Ravens when moved to full back.

Ricard is known for doing the dirty work, but this week he is in the news for the wrong reasons.

Tweets surfaced over the weekend from Ricard’s past, including racist and homophobic tweets. Ricard addressed the tweets, in which he apologized to the public.

The Ravens addressed the issue, stating that the tweets were “totally unacceptable”.

The tweets have since been deleted, but there are questions of why certain tweets are brought up and particularly the timing of the news.

Heisman winner Kyler Murray, quarterback of the Oklahoma Sooners, had similar issues brought up the week of the Heisman ceremony. Other celebrities such as Kevin Hart have had tweets resurface and all have followed suit, by apologizing for extremely old actions.

Players such as Michael Pierce commented on the newly-resurfaced tweets. 

While I decide to not take a stance on the timing of tweets resurfacing, it should be noted that any ill-willed statements are unacceptable.

Ricard has spoken to both the offensive and defensive units and the hope now is that the Ravens move on and look forward to the Bucs this Sunday.