Phelps attends Ravens practice

by Paul Raymond | Posted on Monday, August 27th, 2012

Twenty two times Olympics medalist Michael Phelps payed the members of the Baltimore Ravens a visit today. Phelps and his girlfriend Megan Rossee stopped by practice with the Olympian addressing the team. For those that didn’t know the Baltimore native Phelps is a HUGE fan of the team. He’s attended multiple games on the sideline. So what did he say??

“‘Go get ‘em!’ that was basically his message,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. “He just talked about the last four years and what it takes to persevere like that, and he said, ‘Go get ‘em.’ .. He had a great message for us, and we appreciate that.” (The Baltimore Sun)

After practice today Phelps spent some talking with linebacker Ray Lewis. He’s said in the past that Lewis has been one of his biggest inspirations over the years. Someone that’s showed him the value of hardwork.

There was one player today that was very star struck and that was rookie kicker Justin Tucker.

“It’s pretty surreal,” rookie kicker Justin Tucker said. “A couple of weeks ago, somebody said, ‘Hey, have you met Ray Lewis yet’ I said, ‘Yeah, it was probably one of the first times in a long time that I’ve been sort of star struck. Then again, Michael Phelps comes out here, the most decorated Olympian of all time. It’s pretty special to have him come out here and hang out with us at practice.

“Just to say focused, get after it, and he really just wanted to come out here and say he’s proud to be out here and be from the Baltimore area. Seeing a guy like Michael Phelps come out here and share some love with us, it’s really cool.”(The Baltimore Sun)

Now that he’s got tons of free time I think we’ll be seeing a lot of Phelps on the Ravens sideline this year.

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