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Michael Hancock bet-losing Ray Lewis dance delayed due to injury?

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Mayor Hancock.
Before Saturday's Broncos-Ravens playoff game, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock made a friendly wager with Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. If Denver won, Rawlings-Blake promised to send a platter of broiled crab cakes. If Baltimore won, Hancock agreed to mail a box of dry-aged "cowboy cut" ribeye steaks. And do the Ray Lewis pre-game dance.

But now it looks as though the latter may not happen soon.

At 10:42 a.m. today, Hancock spokeswoman Amber Miller sent the following statement:

NEWS UPDATE: During pre-game warm-ups, Mayor Hancock was taken to the locker room with an injury. Hancock team spokeswoman Amber Miller says he's expected to be on the field in the second half, ready to carry out the game plan and fulfill his end of the wager. The Hancock Team said it will release an update when one becomes available.
A little more than two hours later, Miller sent a second statement:
CLARIFICATION: The prior message was a tongue and cheek regarding the Mayor's injury. Please use the following for the full explanation of his injury.

The Mayor was at a National Western Stock Show event last night when he caught his boot and seriously strained his right quadriceps. Our Mayor is headed to the doctor now to find out when he will make a recovery and be able to fulfill his bet with Baltimore.

Good call. Doing the Ray Lewis pre-game dance with a strained quad is never a good idea.

Continue to see video of Lewis's dance and read the terms of the wager.



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