The last time that wide receiver Derrick Mason played at M&T Bank Stadium was January 2, 2011, as the Baltimore Ravens finished their 12-4 regular season with a 13-7 win over the Cincinnati Bengals. Mason spent six seasons as a member of the Ravens, signed as a free agent after leaving the Tennessee Titans. As part of the Ravens off-season cost-cutting moves, Derrick was released and signed a free agent contract with the New York Jets.
Sunday night he returns to M&T Bank Stadium and expects to hear a lot of cheers from the fans that loved him and were sorry to see him go. However, he will now dress in the visitors locker room, stand on the visiting team sidelines and hopefully go home afer the visiting team loses to the home team Ravens.
Mason was recently interviewed by Baltimore's 105.7 The Fan and the story was posted on SportsRadioInterviews.com. In the interview, Mason talks about his trash-talking exchange with New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick that got air time on his recent NFL Network biography. Mason also takes a stance on racial and homophobic slurs. He fondly recalls his time in Baltimore and while we wish him well, we don't wish him victory as he will face a very different reception from his teammates anytime he comes near or touches the ball once the game starts.