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Former Raven Jermaine Lewis arrested again

Posted on: February 18, 2012 11:09 am
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Lewis was arrested last August for resisting arrest and various other charges. (Getty Images)

By Ryan Wilson

CBSSports.com's Mike Freeman wrote earlier this week about an NFL awash in money while many former players struggle to hold their lives together once their careers end. Here's the latest example: Jermaine Lewis, who played nine NFL seasons and returned a kickoff for a touchdown in the Ravens' 2001 Super Bowl win, was arrested Thursday for driving on a suspended license, the Baltimore Sun reports.

It's Lewis' second arrest since August, and the latest comes two months before a court date for his previous reckless driving charge.

Details via the Sun:
Police said Lewis … was seen driving a Dodge Charger with his 4-year-old son unrestrained in the front seat just before 10 a.m. near Hanover Pike and Mt. Gilead Road in Reisterstown.

The officer conducted a traffic stop and saw that Lewis' license had been revoked, and placed him under arrest, police said. Lewis was issued citations for driving with a suspended license, driving with a revoked license and failure to secure a child by a safety belt. He was being held on $50,000 bond.
According to the police report, Lewis was asked why he was driving on a suspended license.

"He advised that he was driving because his wife was in jail and that he needed to get food for his son and something to heat his home," the report stated. "Defendant Lewis then pointed to a fire starter log in the front passenger seat of the vehicle."

In August, police had to use a stun gun to subdue Lewis, 37, before charging him with resisting arrest, driving on a revoked license, failing to control his speed to avoid a collision and failing to stop after an unattended property damage accident.

During his playing career, Lewis averaged 11.8 yards per punt return (six touchdowns) and 22.7 yards per kickoff return, including the Super Bowl XXXV touchdown return. In 2010, the Bears' Devin Hester broke Lewis' record for punt return average in a season. Hester returned 33 punts for 564 yards and three touchdowns, good for a 17.1 average. In 2000, Lewis set the mark of 16.1 yards per return (36 returns, 578 yards, two touchdowns).

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Since: Jan 29, 2009
Posted on: February 19, 2012 1:55 am
 

Former Raven Jermaine Lewis arrested again

Jeez. What a criminal. The guy was trying to feed his kid and keep him warm. Now both this kid's parents are in jail, because of a suspended license. Gimme a break. The cop shoulda cut him some slack.



Since: Nov 29, 2006
Posted on: February 18, 2012 7:27 pm
 

Former Raven Jermaine Lewis arrested again

No license also means no insurance coverage. This cockroach should be put under the jail. Perhaps Margaret Sanger and Jack Kervorkian had good ideas. There are so many eligible candidates that fit their criteria, and are a drain on society.



Since: Feb 10, 2012
Posted on: February 18, 2012 3:09 pm
 

Former Raven Jermaine Lewis arrested again

It's a stretch to think this post has anything to do with current NFL players being "awash in money while many former players struggle to hold their lives together once their careers end."  It has more to do with Jermaine Lewis appearing not to be the sharpest tool in the shed.

Subdued by stun gun...nothing to do with playing NFL football or the size of his past contracts.
Resisting arrest, driving on a revoked license, failing to control speed to avoid a collision...nothing to do with playing NFL football or the size of his past contracts.
Faing to stop after unattended property damage accident, failure to secure a child by a safety belt...nothing to do with playing NFL football or the size of his past contracts.

There are plenty of past football players who transition to normal lives after the NFL.  In fact there are plenty of guys who never get the opportunity to play in the NFL and learn to live as normal human beings in their jobs as coaches, stockbrokers, security guards, engineers, or wherever their lives take them.

Note to Jermaine: fasten your child's seat belt, get a bus pass, and learn to live life like the rest of the world does.



Since: Jan 23, 2012
Posted on: February 18, 2012 2:41 pm
 

Former Raven Jermaine Lewis arrested again

I think its time to slap him with some serious time off to reflect on whats important in life,He should start with Learning from his mistakes and moving on.


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