Ravens coach John Harbaugh told reporters (via the Baltimore Sun) that he harbors no hard feelings for the snitches whistleblowers who exposed the team’s rules violations to the league. The NFL reprimanded the Ravens and canceled the team’s final organized team activities because of a violation of workout rules.
“I agree with [the penalty]. I’m accountable for that,” Harbaugh said. “As an organization, we want to do things the right way. We want to be within the rules all the time. We want our players to communicate with us when they have an issue and they did. We deserve to lose those last few days.”
My advice to the players who alerted the NFL of the violations … do not believe coach Harbaugh. This is reminiscent of the time cops in El Paso, Texas lured out felons with promises of free Xbox 360 consoles and/or plasma TVs. So don’t go confiding to Ray Lewis or the coaching staff that you were one of players who reported the violations to the league. Keep that under your helmet.