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Ravens’ community outreach includes players working toll booths (pics)


The Baltimore Ravens probably were still enjoying the afterglow of a come-from-behind victory over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, but several players on Monday were out and about in the community.

Dispatches on social media courtesy of the Ravens Community Twitter account showcased Justin Forsett and Justin Tucker getting prepped for toll booth duty.

It was all part of the team’s “Pay It Forward” campaign, in which drivers passing through a Baltimore-area toll booth were informed their tolls were paid in full.

Forsett also tweeted out Periscope footage of his interactions with appreciative drivers.

When told by one motorist that he was a New York Giants fan, Forsett simply stated, “It’s all good, man. I’ll see you in a couple of weeks,” referencing the two teams’ showdown on Oct. 16.

“It was a super simple way to brighten someone’s day,” Tucker said. “It was kind of fun to be a small part of it.”

Other Ravens players were busy in the Baltimore community on Monday, with some delivering pizzas to a fire house in gratitude to first responders involved battling the Ellicott City flood.

John Urschel and Crockett Gillmore also delivered gifts to new mothers and their newborns at an area hospital’s maternity ward.

All in all, a pretty productive day off for the Ravens organization, one certainly worthy of praise.