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March 1, 2007 | Pete Thomas, From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Running back Jamal Lewis, the NFL's offensive player of the year in 2003, was cut by the Baltimore Ravens on Wednesday. General Manager Ozzie Newsome still hopes to re-sign him. Lewis ran for 1,132 yards last season, averaging 3.6 yards a carry. Lewis, 27, spent the 2005 off-season serving time in prison after a guilty plea to using a cellphone to set up a drug buy. He also has had ankle problems.
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December 22, 2011 | Staff and wire reports
Jamal Lewis , Dorsey Levens and two other former NFL players have sued the league over brain injuries that they say left them struggling with medical problems years after their playing days ended. Lewis and Levens, along with Fulton Kuykendall and Ryan Stewart , filed the lawsuit against the National Football League and NFL Properties LLC this week in U.S. District Court in Atlanta. The players maintain the NFL knew as early as the 1920s of the potential for concussions to harm its players but only went public last year.
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August 10, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Baltimore running back Jamal Lewis was in camp on Tuesday, talking about "moving forward" and looking fit enough to do it -- through linebackers. But he couldn't hide his bitterness over a drug case that landed him four months in a federal prison and two months in a halfway house. "I'm back doing what I like to do, doing what I do best," said Lewis, who pleaded guilty to charges he used a cellphone in 2000 to arrange a drug deal for a friend. No deal ever took place. "I'm not a bad person.
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March 1, 2007 | Pete Thomas, From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Running back Jamal Lewis, the NFL's offensive player of the year in 2003, was cut by the Baltimore Ravens on Wednesday. General Manager Ozzie Newsome still hopes to re-sign him. Lewis ran for 1,132 yards last season, averaging 3.6 yards a carry. Lewis, 27, spent the 2005 off-season serving time in prison after a guilty plea to using a cellphone to set up a drug buy. He also has had ankle problems.
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August 9, 2001 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Baltimore Raven running back Jamal Lewis tore a ligament in his left knee during practice Wednesday at Westminster, Md., and is likely lost for the season. Lewis, who ran for 1,364 yards as a rookie last season, walked off the field before the end of the morning practice carrying his knee pad. He was not limping.
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July 7, 2002 | MIKE PRESTON, BALTIMORE SUN
There is one constant in the year of change for the Baltimore Ravens: the key to the upcoming season is running back Jamal Lewis. He is the other Lewis, besides middle linebacker Ray, that the Ravens can't afford to lose. Even with a starting lineup intact, the Ravens will struggle to reach .500 in 2002. Without Jamal, they'll struggle to win a few games. Period. The Ravens' brass knows that.
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February 26, 2004 | Lonnie White, Times Staff Writer
NFL rushing leader Jamal Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens was indicted Wednesday on federal drug conspiracy charges for allegedly trying to help a childhood friend buy cocaine.
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June 5, 2005
'The football season will seem like nothing now. That's going to be a breeze after what I've been through.' Jamal Lewis, Baltimore Raven running back, who spent four months in a federal prison camp on drug charges
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January 6, 2004 | From Associated Press
Co-MVP Peyton Manning kept the quarterback spot on the Associated Press All-Pro Team all to himself, easily beating out the league's other most valuable player, Steve McNair, to make the squad for the first time. Joining the Indianapolis Colt star on the team announced Monday were Baltimore's postseason award winners, linebacker Ray Lewis and running back Jamal Lewis.
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November 3, 2003 | From Associated Press
Jamal Lewis had no place to run, rookie quarterback Kyle Boller was struggling and the Baltimore Ravens were having difficulty getting a first down. It was up to the Raven defense to deliver a victory. As usual, Ray Lewis and company made it happen. Lewis had 14 tackles and a key interception, and the Ravens benefited from three fourth-quarter turnovers by Byron Leftwich in a 24-17 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.
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February 23, 2006 | Chris Foster, From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Baltimore Ravens have decided not to protect Jamal Lewis from free agency, but have not ruled out the possibility of signing the one-time 2,000-yard rusher to a long-term contract. Lewis, the NFL offensive player of the year in 2003, when he rushed for 2,066 yards, slumped to a career-low 906 yards last season after serving a four-month sentence in a Florida federal prison and two months in a halfway house for a cocaine conspiracy plea bargain. He also underwent surgery on his right ankle.
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August 10, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Baltimore running back Jamal Lewis was in camp on Tuesday, talking about "moving forward" and looking fit enough to do it -- through linebackers. But he couldn't hide his bitterness over a drug case that landed him four months in a federal prison and two months in a halfway house. "I'm back doing what I like to do, doing what I do best," said Lewis, who pleaded guilty to charges he used a cellphone in 2000 to arrange a drug deal for a friend. No deal ever took place. "I'm not a bad person.
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June 5, 2005
'The football season will seem like nothing now. That's going to be a breeze after what I've been through.' Jamal Lewis, Baltimore Raven running back, who spent four months in a federal prison camp on drug charges
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January 27, 2005 | From Associated Press
Running back Jamal Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens was sentenced Wednesday to four months in prison for using a cellphone to try to set up a cocaine deal about 4 1/2 years ago. The penalty, worked out with prosecutors in October, should allow Lewis to return to the Ravens well before the start of the 2005 season. He also will spend two months in a halfway house and perform 500 hours of community service after his prison term.
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October 11, 2004 | From Associated Press
Three days after making a plea that will send him to prison, Jamal Lewis accounted for more yards than the entire Washington Redskin offense. Lewis recovered from a slow start to grind out 116 yards in 28 carries, including 90 clock-eating yards on the final three drives, and the Baltimore Ravens' defense did the rest in Sunday night's 17-10 victory over the Washington Redskins.
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October 9, 2004 | From Associated Press
Baltimore Raven running back Jamal Lewis was suspended for two games without pay by the NFL for violating the league's substance-abuse policy, one day after pleading guilty to trying to set up a drug deal four years ago. Lewis will not appeal the punishment and will sit out those games in late October, the Ravens said. He plans to play Sunday night at Washington. Lewis also was fined two weeks' salary, $380,500, in the decision issued Friday by NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue.
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October 27, 2003 | From Associated Press
The Denver Broncos have a hard enough time beating the Baltimore Ravens under normal circumstances. Playing with third-string quarterback Danny Kanell made the task virtually impossible, especially on a day in which the Lewis & Lewis Show put on a stellar performance in front of a record crowd. Ray Lewis rambled 37 yards with a key interception in the fourth quarter, Jamal Lewis topped 100 yards rushing for a sixth consecutive game and the Ravens cruised past the Broncos, 26-6, Sunday.
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November 20, 2000 | From Associated Press
With a 17-0 halftime lead, Baltimore Raven Coach Brian Billick didn't want to his team to settle for simply a victory. He challenged his players to annihilate the Dallas Cowboys. "Let's show them how relentless we can be," he said. "That's what champions are made of." The Ravens finished what they started as Jamal Lewis ran for a career-high 187 yards Sunday and the defense posted its fourth shutout of the season in a 27-0 victory.
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October 8, 2004 | From Associated Press
Baltimore Raven running back Jamal Lewis pleaded guilty Thursday to using a cellphone to try to set up a drug deal and will be sentenced to four months in prison, to be served after the regular season ends in January. Lewis still could be suspended this season by the NFL, which said Thursday it would have no immediate decision on any punishment. Team sources told the Baltimore Sun that Lewis was expected to be suspended for two games by the NFL today.
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October 6, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Baltimore Raven running back Jamal Lewis has agreed to plead guilty in his federal drug conspiracy case, an aide to the presiding judge said Tuesday. Lewis is scheduled to enter his plea Thursday in federal court in Atlanta, said Vicki Hanna, the courtroom deputy for U.S. District Judge Orinda D. Evans. "A guilty plea on Mr. Lewis," Hanna said. "That's what's scheduled. Correct." Hanna would not release details about Lewis' plea, including what charge he would admit to.
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