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Ravens nervously tap fingers when players have time on their hands

Ravens nervously tap fingers when players have time on their hands

When HBO unveiled its new NFL-themed series "Ballers" last weekend, it was no surprise that one of the central storylines follows a chronically misbehaving star who gets released by his team after being baited into a fight at a glitzy nightclub. If that sounds a bit clichéd, it certainly is, but only because that kind of scene has played out so often over the past few years that the NFL Network could start its own reality show to compete for another big chunk of the Sunday night ratings. No team knows this better than the Ravens, which have been in the eye of the bad media hurricane for much of the past 18 months and now must sweat out the last extended gap in...

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