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Video: Ray Lewis' inspirational post-game speech

Posted on: January 25, 2012 10:05 pm
 
Lewis put Baltimore's playoff loss to New England in perspective. (Getty Images)

By Ryan Wilson

Sometimes it's easy to forget that football really is nothing more than a bunch of guys in costumes playing a game. It's not life or death or the end-all be-all, even if a subset fans prefer to live that reality. Last Sunday, for the second time in four years, the Ravens lost in the AFC Championship game, and it happened in heartbreaking fashion. With seconds remaining, Lee Evans dropped a perfect throw from Joe Flacco for what would've been the go-ahead touchdown.

And then a harried Billy Cundiff pull-hooked a gimme 32-yard field goal after inexplicably losing track of the game situation. It was an improbable chain of events that had to be particularly hard to swallow for veterans like Ed Reed and Ray Lewis, players who very well may have retired had the Ravens won the Super Bowl.

Afterwards, Lewis, who has been this team's leader since he was drafted in 1996, didn't bemoan his fate or call out his underperforming teammates. Instead, he came to their defense during his postgame interview. And before that, but shortly after the season's outcome had been decided, he gave an impassioned speech that helped put things in perspective.


Cundiff later told the media that “You know that Ray Lewis has poured his heart out, and you don’t know how many years he has left. To let him down is pretty tough.”

Lewis might've been let down but he sounds like he's at peace with whatever life may bring. There's a lesson in there somewhere for these folks.

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Since: Jun 20, 2010
Posted on: January 26, 2012 12:23 am
 

Video: Ray Lewis' inspirational post-game speech

Hey , are you that big of a fan that you just ignore the truth or you just ignorant.  Your right about one thing, Ray Lewis was only found guilty of obstuction of justice, but if you followed the case and read the court papers like I did, you would know that Ray Lewis was just as guilty of that double murder as his two friends that he ratted on.  That's right, Ray Lewis is a rat and a low life murdering scum bag.   

Lewis' attorneys, Don Samuel and Ed Garland, of the Atlanta law firm Garland, Samuel & Loeb, negotiated a plea agreement with Howard, the Fulton County District Attorney, where the murder charges against Lewis were dismissed in exchange for his testimony against Oakley and Sweeting, and his guilty plea to a misdemeanor charge of obstruction of justice.  If you don't understand what that means, Lewis agreed to rat on his friends and in return he would pay big money to his friends family while they were serving life in jail, but after agreeing to that Ray Lewis found out that for less money he could buy people on the jury and get his friends aquitted, which is what happened.  It's nice to be a famous wealthy athlete, that way  psychotic scum like Michael Vick, Leonard Little, Donte Stallworth, OJ Simpson, etc, don't have to serve the jail time that us normal folk would or just get off scott free like it never even happened.

So , everything I just wrote is true and if you still are so ignorant that you can't except the truth, next time you see Ray Lewis ask him where the all white suit he was wearing the night of the murders went, because no one every found it.  See it's hard to get the blood of Jacinth Baker and Richard Lollar out of a suit after you helped stabbed them to death, so it's easier to burn it, bury it, or just get rid of it so no one will every find it and use it to prove Ray Lewis is a double murdering piece of crap.


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Since: Sep 21, 2011
Posted on: January 25, 2012 11:58 pm
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Since: Dec 29, 2011
Posted on: January 25, 2012 11:26 pm
 

Video: Ray Lewis' inspirational post-game speech

He was found guilty of obstruction of justice. That's all. When will you haters just let it be for what it was?



Since: Feb 11, 2010
Posted on: January 25, 2012 10:42 pm
 

Video: Ray Lewis' inspirational post-game speech

Nice speech killer. You just reminded me to lock my front door.


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