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Topic - Matt Birk
Tampa Bay's Dashon Goldson is proud of his reputation as a hard-hitting safety, but concedes it bothers him that there's a growing perception that he's a dirty player.
Matt Birk has decided to retire after 15 seasons in the NFL, the last winning a Super Bowl title with the Baltimore Ravens.
Center Matt Birk, safety Ed Reed and guard Bobbie Williams head a list of longtime veterans who will be making their first Super Bowl appearance when the Ravens face the San Francisco 49ers on Feb. 3.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. | When the Baltimore Ravens last went to the Super Bowl, Art Modell was the owner, Brian Billick served as head coach and Trent Dilfer was the starting quarterback.
The Baltimore Ravens football team has become a case study for the First Amendment over the past month.
Baltimore Ravens center Matt Birk has been fined $5,000 by the NFL for removing a microphone from his shoulder pads during a game against the New York Jets.
"Sometimes football can probably be as complex as the law," Birk said. "But at the end of the day, we're just people like everybody else. We're learning about terms like decertification and injunction, just like fans are who are watching this closely."
"I'm not a lawyer and I don't have any desire to be a lawyer," Birk said Tuesday. "I don't get too wrapped up in it. My focus is still working out and going through my routine. My focus is still football. ... Back when we were a union, they would explain to us what was happening and the possible scenarios. We're kind of learning as we go."