Ravens' R. Green is out of hospital

Day after being stabbed in Randallstown, linebacker says he'll be at camp on July 27

July 11, 2006|By MIKE PRESTON | MIKE PRESTON,SUN REPORTER

One day after being stabbed outside a Baltimore County bowling center, Ravens reserve linebacker Roderick Green was released from the hospital late yesterday afternoon, according to team and police officials.

Green, 24, was stabbed in the stomach early Sunday morning, but his injuries were never considered serious, according to Chad Steele, a team spokesman. Green was reached yesterday afternoon at his room in Sinai Hospital. He declined to comment about the incident, but did say the injury would not affect his participation in training camp that begins at McDaniel College on July 27.

"Other than to say I'll be at training camp, I have nothing else to say," Green said.

According to Sgt. Vickie Warehime, a spokeswoman for Baltimore County police, the incident took place at the AMF Kings Point Lanes bowling center in the 4100 block of Deer Park Road in Randallstown on Sunday around 1 a.m., when Green and another man accidentally bumped into each other. Angry words were exchanged, and "it became a heated argument," Warehime said.

Green reportedly left the bowling center as friends tried to restrain the suspect from going after him. But according to the police report, the suspect was adamant about getting to Green. He broke free, approached Green and stabbed him in the stomach, Warehime said.

Green started to run, with the suspect chasing him through the parking lot. Green outran the suspect, got into a friend's car and was driven back to his home in Owings Mills, where he called police to report the crime, according to Warehime. The assailant, described as a black male about 5 feet, 10 inches with a thin build, was last seen running from the bowling center toward a nearby apartment complex.

Warehime said Green was in the bowling center with friends, and that no other Ravens players were involved. She also said Green and the suspect had no previous history, and that this appeared to be an isolated incident.

Warehime said detectives spoke to Green in the hospital yesterday and went back to the bowling center to see whether surveillance video recorders might have recorded the incident.

"All of us at AMF are very concerned, and our thoughts are with Mr. Green and his family," said Mike Anderson, a spokesman from AMF's corporate headquarters in Richmond, Va. "We're trying to put all the details together, and we're working with local authorities because safety is the No. 1 concern for our customers and employees."

Green, 6-2, 270 pounds, has played sparingly for the Ravens the past two seasons, mostly on special teams. He was a fifth-round selection in 2004 out of Central Missouri State.

mike.preston@baltsun.com

Sun reporter Laura Barnhardt contributed to this article.

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