As 2014 winds to an end, we went back to take a look at the most viewed sports stories of the year as determined by your clicks.

What we found, a little to our surprise, was not the Orioles surprising run to the AL East Championship & sweep of the Tigers in the playoffs in the Top 10.  It was also not Ravens training camp or the unveiling of the Ray Lewis statue at M&T Bank Stadium….it was the scandals & Baltimore had plenty of them this year.

2014 was a tough year for Baltimore sports figures, teams & their fans.  The numbers indicate the interest in those stories the general public has.

So, here’s the list.

 

10. Ravens Fans Wait In Line For More Than An Hour To Exchange Ray Rice Jerseys

Hundreds of Ravens fans, maybe even thousands, lined up to exchange Ray Rice jerseys at M&T Bank Stadium.

 (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

(Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

 

9.  Ravens Offensive Lineman Jah Reid Arrested On Battery Charges

Ravens reserve offensive lineman was arrested on 2 counts of battery following an altercation at a Key West strip club. He eventually avoided trial & was accepted into a diversion program.

Jah reid

 

 

8. Controversial Ray Rice Costume Making Waves On Social Media

Offensive, racist, sexist. Those were just some of the words used to describe a costume some were dressing up in for Halloween.

 

 

7. O’s Slugger Chris Davis Suspended 25 Games After Positive Drug Test

On the heels of the Ray Rice news Chris Davis, one of the Orioles’ most productive and popular players, was suspended after a positive drug test for Adderall & missed the end of the season & the playoffs.

 

BALTIMORE, MD - JUNE 29: Chris Davis #19 of the Baltimore Orioles reacts after striking out in the eight inning during a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays on June 29, 2014 at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland. The Ray won 12-7.

(Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

 

6. Molly Shattuck Indicted On Charges Related To Sexual Contact With Minor

Former Ravens cheerleader Molly Shattuck was indicted on charges related to the sexual abuse of a minor. Shattuck, a socialite, was also the estranged wife of the chairman of Exelon (which owns BGE )  at the time.

 

As part of the investigation, police searched Shattuck’s Roland Park mansion, looking for cell phones, computers and her undergarments. (Photo Credit: The Baltimore Sun)

As part of the investigation, police searched Shattuck’s Roland Park mansion, looking for cell phones, computers and her undergarments. (Photo Credit: The Baltimore Sun)

 

5. Five Reactions To The Ray Rice Suspension

Before the dust even settled, businesses and individuals alike were reacting and taking action. Some of these reactions  made major headlines, while othersdid not. We found 5 reactions that really stood out to us.

 

4.  Towson Cheerleaders Drank Alcohol, Danced In Diapers In Alleged Hazing Ritual

Drinking and diapers. The hazing allegations at Towson University went public. The school’s top ranked cheerleading team was suspended for a semester following an off-campus incident.

 

3.  Michael Phelps Responds After DUI Arrest

The Baltimore bullet was arrested for driving under the influence in Baltimore City following a night at the Casino. Phelps plead guilty this December & received no jail time.

 

 (Photo : PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo : PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

 

2. Ray Rice Fights Back Against Ravens For Wrongful Termination

The running back filed a grievance against the Ravens for wrongful termination of his $3.5 million contract.

Roger Goodell(Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images), Ray Rice (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images), John Harbaugh  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images), Steve Bisciotti (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)

Roger Goodell(Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images), Ray Rice (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images), John Harbaugh (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images), Steve Bisciotti (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)

 

1. Shocking New Video Shows Ray Rice Dragging His Unconscious Fiancée

The explosive video that made  TMZ  a legit(?) news source & started in motion the top sports scandal of the year that saw NFL Commissioner Roger Goddell & The Ravens reacting , holding awkward press conferences & playing CYA as fast as they could.

 

(Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

(Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

 

Chris Spiridigliozzi
Web Administrator for CBS Radio Baltimore – Ravens, Orioles & snark enthusiast.

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