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Derrick Mason does not agree with Ray Lewis

Posted on: May 24, 2011 11:45 pm
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Posted by Andy Benoit

Ray Lewis made waves with his theory that the lockout will lead to an increase in crime. Most people disagreed with the future Hall of Fame linebacker’s assessment. Count Lewis’ teammate, outspoken veteran Derrick Mason, among them:

"I respect anybody's opinion,'' Mason told Peter Schmuck of the Baltimore Sun. "Ray's a passionate guy, and of anybody I respect him as a football player and a person. But I'm not naive or arrogant enough to think what I do is going to affect John Doe or Mary Sue when they are at home or out there walking the street. I'm not going to be that arrogant.

"My life and what I do doesn't necessarily affect someone else on an everyday basis. They might get disappointed because we're not playing on Sunday, but for them to go out and change their whole lifestyle based on what I do. That's pure arrogance, I think. I'm not going to think that. But you respect everybody's opinion. If he felt that way, he felt that way for a reason."

Most people feel Mason’s way.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2012 5:10 pm
 

Derrick Mason does not agree with Ray Lewis

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 3, 2011 9:27 am
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Since: Nov 29, 2006
Posted on: May 26, 2011 1:19 pm
 

Derrick Mason does not agree with Ray Lewis

and a murderer



Since: Sep 6, 2007
Posted on: May 26, 2011 11:48 am
 

Derrick Mason does not agree with Ray Lewis

It's 10 days a year that there are home NFL games in a city.  2 preseaon that mean nothing, 8 regular season and possibly a playoff game or two.  If you're not out committing crimes the other 350 days out of the year, you're not going to start on these 10 due to lack of football.



Since: Dec 30, 2006
Posted on: May 26, 2011 10:47 am
 

Derrick Mason does not agree with Ray Lewis

Ray Lewis is dead on and Derrick Mason is underestimating the stupidity of Americans..




Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: May 26, 2011 9:52 am
 

Derrick Mason does not agree with Ray Lewis

Be careful Mase! Tongue out Ray is the greatest player of all time, the face of the nfl and will soon be named the next Pope. He is perfect in all ways. Great human, great player and all tiem best athlete in history of sports. Statues will be built. Stadiums will be named after him. Ray Lewis is GOD. He has never did anything wrong. he even passed his ACT test on the 17th time!


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Since: May 26, 2011
Posted on: May 26, 2011 9:03 am
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Since: May 18, 2009
Posted on: May 26, 2011 8:48 am
 

Derrick Mason does not agree with Ray Lewis

Maybe what preacher boy Ray Lewis was saying was....and I assumingly quote, lol, "If there is no football and no one for me to beat the crap out of legally, I'll have to turn back to crime and kill another person again like I did years back and got away with it, because I'm Ray Freakin' Lewis, King of Kings...bigger than Obama, the Easter bunny and Santa Clause alllll rolled into one". Maybe that's what he was thinking, maybe not. Sounds like the more we hear Ray Lewis talk, the more he's beginning to sound like Mike Tyson when he fell off his rocker years back and went nuts in his interviews.



Since: May 7, 2011
Posted on: May 26, 2011 7:23 am
 

Derrick Mason does not agree with Ray Lewis

Sound like to me Derrick Mason has a head on his shoulders.  And Ray Lewis a peanut.



Since: Apr 9, 2010
Posted on: May 26, 2011 12:39 am
 

Derrick Mason does not agree with Ray Lewis

Man I definitely feel like the minority here. I agree with what Ray Lewis was saying. It's not that a football player will affect crime, but the game of football will. I want everyone to consider how many people work as food vendors, merchandise vendors, stadium upkeep and grounds crew, etc. There has to be thousands of those if you consider 32 NFL teams. Then all of the businesses within the city who profit from an influx of people eating their restuarants and staying at their hotels and everything else. Those businesses probably do NFL season hiring and count on those extra profits. If they don't have those, that means they don't hire any extras. To put it simply: No NFL revenue = Fewer profits = fewer jobs = more crime. Can someone explain to me what part of this I'm missing please?


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