The Ravens won a score of 47-42 Monday night, and despite a lot of speculation, Lamar Jackson says he didn’t take Brown to the Super Bowl in the process.
During the fourth quarter, Jackson, 23, ran into the locker room for what ESPN broadcasts described as “contractions”.
But Jackson’s sudden departure, captured by the broadcast, prompted fans on social media to speculate that he needed to go for two.
Jackson returned to the series later to relegate fourth to the Marquis Brown who gave the Ravens a 42-35 lead with 1:51 to go in the match before eventually leading Baltimore in a last-minute winning campaign.
“I didn’t pull Paul Pierce,” said Jackson, referring to the former Boston Celtics star, who was moved from the stadium in a wheelchair to apparently rest in the bathroom during the 2008 qualifiers.
Instead, Jackson said he ran to the locker room to receive treatment for cramps due to the cold and requiring intravenous fluids.
But before Jackson’s explanation, fans on Twitter were wild with speculation.
Even his teammate, regular supporter Robert Griffin III, added fuel to the fire.
After Cleveland drew in the match later, Jackson led the Ravens back down the field, setting up Justin Tucker for the go-ahead goal two seconds before the end. Kick-off, a series of sidecar and later safety the Ravens moved to 8-5, a match behind 9-4 Brown.