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Ray Lewis packs it in

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Drunk Heffalump, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. Drunk Heffalump

    Drunk Heffalump Tone that I have. Skill? Oh, that? Well....

    Feb 28, 2009
    Great White North
    Just heard on the NFL channel that Ray Lewis is officially retiring after this season.
    I guess it had to happen sometime...........
  2. Bass_Thumper


    Oct 20, 2009
    Madison, MS
    well he's given us a lot of years of stellar football so I suppose it's time.
  3. Godfather


    Feb 4, 2001
    A low life hiding behind a religious pose, great player and total *******
  4. SwitchGear

    SwitchGear Formerly "LAG"

    Mar 23, 2005
    I always admired RL as a player with the Ravens and will miss him in the NFL. That 2000 year team was a defensive force.

    But didn't Ray kill somebody in a club somewhere early in his football career?
  5. Starrchild


    Nov 10, 2000
    The Bay.

    He was at the wrong place at the wrong time. Did he rat his buddies out? hmmmmmm. What would you have done?
  6. I'd agree with this.
  7. Even though he was found not guilty? You guys are ridiculous.
  8. FilterFunk

    FilterFunk Everything is on the ONE! Supporting Member

    Mar 31, 2010
    Misinformation like this in the so-called "information age" is why many people come to unwarranted conclusions about public figures. Do a little research before posting, please. Notice how no one explained exactly why they think he's such a total *******?
  9. FilterFunk

    FilterFunk Everything is on the ONE! Supporting Member

    Mar 31, 2010
  10. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Ray Lewis didn't kill anyone! Get your facts straight. Dude's been a model citizen albeit a minor hiccup along the way!
  11. bluestarbass


    Jul 31, 2007
    I hate the ravens and I will say football is so much worse off for not having him. Amazing athlete and amazing person.
  12. Sav'nBass

    Sav'nBass What the .............. Supporting Member

    Jan 18, 2009
    Northern Va.
    Isn't it amazing how people can get so vocal and opinionated about something and not have the slightes clue what they are talking about?
  13. He was a beastly linebacker. And even if he did or did not kill someone, he was still a hell of a player so back off haterz! :p
  14. So, what do you guys think? Is Ray Lewis a unanimous first-ballot Hall of Famer, like Peyton Manning and Tom Brady will be?

    I think he'll get in first time, but not unanimous. One thing's for sure, he won't have to wait as long as Rush did! ;)
  15. SwitchGear

    SwitchGear Formerly "LAG"

    Mar 23, 2005
    I repeat, i admire him as a player and dont at all hate him.
    Just asking here what kind of trouble was he involved in back in the day, that he was found not guilty of?
  16. Jeff K

    Jeff K Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2005
    Memphis, TN
    He and a couple others were charged with the murder of two individuals during a brawl. The charges were dropped against Lewis when he agreed to testify against his two co-defendants. Lewis pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of Obstruction of Justice. Here's a summary article from when the felony charges were dropped:


  17. If he had a good reputation, he'd be a first ballot, no doubt. At his prime, he was one of the best and most feared defensive players in the game, period.

    But his reputation precedes him - he'll likely make it, but not after a few years first. Guilty or not, and even though he's done some things over the years to shed his bad guy image, some people (which probably includes some HOF voters) will see him as a murderer who only got off because of his status, and no amount of goodwill will shed the fact that he, in their eyes, did the unforgivable (whether he did or not).
  18. "Packing it in" and "Packing it up" have two VERY different connotations, at least to me...
  19. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather


    Once again, Ray Lewis did not murder anyone! It was someone from his entourage.
  20. OJ's innocent too?? ;)