On Monday, Baltimore Sun columnist Mike Preston created a stir when he said, “Ravens coach John Harbaugh wanted Ed Reed back as much as he wants a root canal.”
According to Kevin Byrne of the Ravens PR Department, the Ravens did want Ed Reed back.
Byrne wrote, “I really got pissed this week when a Baltimore sports columnist, someone who is paid for his opinions, wrote this line: “But Ravens coach John Harbaugh wanted (Ed) Reed back as much as he wants a root canal.”
“The writer didn’t say that this was his opinion. He wrote it as a fact – as if he had talked to Harbs at some point, and that our head coach had indicated that to him,” Byrne added. “Well, that didn’t happen. Fact is the sentence in no way reflected John’s feelings about the future Hall of Famer Reed.”