"I did online just like everybody else did, and it doesn't look good," Newsome said. "But I'm going to reserve all my comments up until I have a chance to talk to Ray."
"It's very concerning," said Newsome. "But up until we get all of the facts, we'll allow the process to run its course. I think (coach) John (Harbaugh) said it best yesterday: We will let the facts determine what the consequences will be."
Newsome, on Monday, said Rice still was a "big part" of the team's plans for next season; and he told ESPN's Josina Anderson on Saturday that "right now I feel very good about his side of the story, but I also feel very good about what he has done since that to help himself to not allow himself to get in a situation like that again."
Here's what else we learned from Ozzie in Indy:
- After The Baltimore Sun reported that the Ravens were "far apart" in contract talks with Dennis Pitta, Newsome confirmed he's "concentrating" on getting a deal done with the tight end before considering the franchise tag. If Pitta is franchised, we fully expect him to file a grievance through the NFL Players Association to be tagged as a receiver -- at $11.6 million -- after lining up in the slot on 79.7 percent of his routes this past season.
- The team also is talking with middle linebacker Daryl Smith, who Newsome praised coming off a campaign that saw him finish second on the defense in snaps while providing solid pass rushing and coverage skills.