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Detroit Lions won't pursue tampering charges against Baltimore

The Detroit Lions are not going to be pursuing tampering charges against the Baltimore Ravens with regard to defensive tackle Haloti Ngata (pictured).

The inquiry started because Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti said Wednesday that he would "never give up hope that we couldn’t get [Ngata] back." Baltimore had traded Ngata to the Lions last month for a fourth- and fifth-round pick in this year’s draft.

Bisciotti made the made the comments on a conference call with season-ticket holders and was unaware that reporters were on the call.

None of this seems to be an issue, though, since the Lions don’t appear to care much

"The Ravens have reached out to us concerning the comments made yesterday by Steve Bisciotti regarding Haloti Ngata," the Lions organization said in a statement. "We appreciate both the Ravens’ professionalism and the context in which Mr. Bisciotti’s statements were made.

"We consider the matter to be a non-issue."

The Lions and Ravens have some history as Detroit head coach Jim Caldwell and defensive coordinator Teryl Austin were both on Baltimore’s staff before heading to the Lions after the 2013 season.