Ravens excuse Rolle from start of camp due to father's death

Updated: July 22, 2008, 1:28 PM ET
By James Walker | ESPN.com

WESTMINSTER, Md. -- Baltimore Ravens starting cornerback Samari Rolle will miss the beginning of training camp this week due to the sudden death of his father, the team confirmed Tuesday.

Rolle's father, Harry Rolle, died of a heart attack last week. The funeral service is scheduled for Saturday, and Ravens coach John Harbaugh provided Samari an excused absence to go beyond the team's Wednesday deadline for veterans to report to camp.

"It's a tough situation for him," ...

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