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Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl champion Ray Rice headed home to New Rochelle
Just because you were invited to Ray Rice's celebratory New Rochelle homecoming Friday at Spectators Sports Club doesn't mean you should go.
Less than two hours after the Baltimore Ravens bested the San Francisco 49ers to become Super Bowl champions, Rice, the Ravens running back, tweeted to his nearly 435,000 followers that he plans to go Spectators when he returns.
New Ro I'm coming back Friday it's on we taking over spectators on north ave— Ray Rice (@RayRice27) February 4, 2013
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The late-night message was retweeted more than 1,500 times, but fans shouldn't see the tweet as an open invitation. A spokesman for Spectators told Newsday that the event is a private party where Rice can relax and have some fun with friends and family.
The general bar area will be open for fans hoping to spot the Super Bowl victor on his way to the private room. However, those hoping to catch a glimpse of Rice's victory smile may be better off waiting for a more public ceremony.
The City of New Rochelle announced that it has its own fanfare in store for Rice. The details are not yet available.
Mayor Noam Bramson celebrated Rice as "a great role model for youngsters" in a news release Monday, praising the athlete's continued involvement with local programs.
"We are very proud of all that Ray has achieved, and are looking forward to celebrating the terrific season and now Super Bowl victory of our hometown hero," Bramson wrote.
Those looking to track Rice's homeward journey should follow the New Rochelle High School grad on Twitter, where he regularly mentions his hometown and occasionally shows off a sweet new 'stache: