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Baltimore Ravens Stop Preseason Game vs. Panthers to Watch Michael Phelps Race

Thomas Duffy@@TJDhoopsFeatured ColumnistAugust 12, 2016
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Michael Phelps is a showstopper.

During the Baltimore Ravens' 22-19 preseason win over the Carolina Panthers on Thursday, the team stopped everything to watch the Olympic legend add another gold medal to his collection in the men's 200-meter individual medley.

Once Phelps won, the players resumed the contest.

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Panthers and Ravens players stopped on the field to watch Phelps win his 22nd gold medal. Baltimore proud.

Phelps is from Maryland and is a noted Ravens fan, so the crowd reacted accordingly, via ESPN's Darren Rovell:

Darren Rovell @darrenrovell

Ravens fans cheer for Maryland's Michael Phelps as game is stopped for 200 IM & he wins gold (via @k_dubb67) https://t.co/SHmKcRgBob

According to NBC, the Ravens also aired one of Phelps' victories in Beijing during a 2008 preseason game.

[Twitter, h/t Business Insider]

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