Flacco gets top dollar to stay in Baltimore

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Joe Flacco is staying in Baltimore.

ESPN reported that the Ravens will pay quarterback Joe Flacco $120.6 million over six years, making the 28-year-old the highest-paid player in NFL history.  FILE/ASSOCIATED PRESS
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ESPN reported that the Ravens will pay quarterback Joe Flacco $120.6 million over six years, making the 28-year-old the highest-paid player in NFL history.

The Super Bowl MVP quarterback agreed Friday to a new contact with the Ravens, two people with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press.

The people spoke on condition of anonymity because the agreement has not officially been announced.

ESPN reported that the Ravens will pay Flacco $120.6 million over six years, making the 28-year-old the highest-paid player in NFL history.

Flacco played out his rookie contract last season for $6.76 million and led Baltimore to the NFL championship.

He is the only quarterback to win a postseason game in each of his first five pro seasons. He had a spectacular playoffs and Super Bowl, throwing for 11 touchdowns with no interceptions.

He also holds the record for playoff road wins with six.

TE’O TOILS: Manti Te’o is focused on getting faster.

The Notre Dame star and Heisman Trophy runner-up, who was clocked at 4.82 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL scouting combine last week, expects to improve his time and is looking forward to his Pro Day on March 26.

“I’m training hard and looking forward to it,” he said Friday.

The linebacker was in New Jersey to accept the Maxwell Football Club’s Maxwell Award for collegiate player of the year and Chuck Bednarik Award for collegiate defensive player of the year.

COLLEGES

PENN STATE: The school is making progress in implementing the requirements outlined by the NCAA following the sanctions for the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal, former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell said Friday.

Mitchell also said in a statement Friday that the university is making progress in implementing recommendations from Louis Freeh following the former FBI director’s internal investigation into the scandal. The school has said the recommendations were designed to strengthen governance, compliance and reporting.


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