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Lewis grew to love Baltimore, and vice versa

Updated: January 9, 2013, 3:59 AM ET
Associated Press

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By DAVID GINSBURG

AP Sports Writer

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- When Ray Lewis was selected in the first round of the 1996 NFL draft, he didn't even know the nickname of the team that drafted him.

The Cleveland Browns had just moved to Baltimore, and general manger Ozzie Newsome chose Lewis with the 26st overall pick after taking tackle Jonathan Ogden at No. 4.

"I picked up the phone," Lewis recalled, "and the first thing I said to him was, ...

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