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Kimmy
01-15-2012, 05:34 PM
Linkage (http://blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans/2012/01/arian-foster-ray-lewis-exchange-jerseys-after-the-game/)

You’ve heard of the Kentucky Derby being the fastest two minutes in sports? The most worthless two minutes, at least in terms of brain food, was CBS’ two minutes devoted to postgame sponsor Subway and its mouthpiece, Jared Fogle, in the studio yammering about this sandwich and that sandwich and the panelists weighing in on their favorites. I don’t know about you, but I’m not going to Subway for at least another month now. You’ve read how people thought the Focus on the Family ad during the Broncos-Patriots game was offensive? I thought Subway’s dog-and-pony show was offensive.

But we digress. CBS’ postgame after the Texans’ loss included shots of Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis and Texans running back Arian Foster exchanging autographed game jerseys after the game.

“We knew what was coming,” Lewis said. “I spoke to you guys earlier, man, and this young (Texans) team, they are so freaking fiery and they’ve got so many great pieces over there. I just take my hat off to the way they came and fought today, you know.

“More importantly, I take my hat off to my team. We knew it was going to be tough. They made some plays. We made some plays. At the end of the game, we made the plays that counted.”

Of Foster, he said his relationship with the running back is “past special, and that’s what I told him. I love him to death. I love him as a man. I love him as a brother. There’s nothing I wouldn’t do for him. I told you guys, I told him the same thing today, this ain’t about wins and losses. It’s about real relationships. It’s about relationships that create bonds, and that’s what we have. It will last a lifetime.”

Most of the conversation on CBS was about the Ravens and, of course, sandwiches, but Dan Marino offered this on the Texans: “You gotta think that if Matt Schaub was still healthy, this team could have gone a long way because of the way they run the ball and play defense.”

Added Shannon Sharpe, “I don’t think (the Ravens) will see a defense like this from the New England Patriots. The Houston Texans are special defensively.”

Over on KILT (610 AM), meanwhile, the “fire Jacoby Jones” bandwagon is in full swing after his muffed punt in the first quarter that led to a Baltimore touchdown.

bckey
01-15-2012, 05:36 PM
Ray Lewis is a murderer that paid his way out of trouble. Now the NFL promotes him like he is some great mentor.

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
01-15-2012, 05:37 PM
Ray Lewis is a murderer that paid his way out of trouble. Now the NFL promotes him like he is some great mentor.


Get your facts straight before mouthing off on a subject you know nothing about.

HJam72
01-15-2012, 05:39 PM
Can't help rooting for a team from here on out who has an all-pro LB that wants a signed Arian Foster jersey. I'm just glad he didn't kill Arian today, LOL.

Had a little fear that Foster might walk off the field like this: :bender:

Brandon420tx
01-15-2012, 05:41 PM
Ray Lewis is a murderer that paid his way out of trouble. Now the NFL promotes him like he is some great mentor.

I just feel like this was bad taste at this time in this thread.

Thanks for the find Kimmy. Rep.
Edit: Must Spread

Scooter
01-15-2012, 05:44 PM
half of the league has ray lewis's phone number and most of them use it for guidance and support, and the man never fails them. as i said elsewhere, ray is the heart and soul of this league because of the way he plays the game and the way he is a leader and friend to every player - even those he's playing against.

HJam72
01-15-2012, 05:49 PM
Ray Lewis is a murderer that paid his way out of trouble. Now the NFL promotes him like he is some great mentor.

No he isn't. He was just in a porn video with the killer. :barman:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uf6jYtaoXPs

gtexan02
01-15-2012, 06:05 PM
Another reason to love Foster. He is a true sportsman. Excellent role model.

This is not about Ray

Playoffs
01-15-2012, 06:08 PM
Get your facts straight before mouthing off on a subject you know nothing about.Facts: Following a Super Bowl XXXIV party in Atlanta on January 31, 2000, a fight broke out between Lewis and another group of people, resulting in the stabbing deaths of Jacinth Baker and Richard Lollar. Lewis and two companions, Reginald Oakley and Joseph Sweeting, were questioned by Atlanta police, and eleven days later the three men were indicted on murder and aggravated assault charges. The white suit Lewis was wearing the night of the killings has never been found. Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard alleged that the bloodstained suit was dumped in a garbage bin outside a fast food restaurant.[30]

Lewis claimed that the prosecution knew he was not involved in the murder but chose to go ahead with the case anyway, saying, "You don't care if I'm guilty or not. You gonna make sure I go to jail for life."[31] 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.[12] Lewis admitted that he gave a misleading statement to police on the morning after the killings. Superior Court Judge Alice D. Bonner sentenced Lewis to 12 months' probation, the maximum sentence for a first-time offender;[32] and he was fined $250,000 by the NFL, which was believed to be the highest fine levied against an NFL player for an infraction not involving substance abuse.[33] Under the terms of the sentence, Lewis could not use drugs or alcohol during the duration of the probation.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uf6jYtaoXPs

fiasco west
01-15-2012, 06:10 PM
I thought it was a cool moment.

ObsiWan
01-15-2012, 06:11 PM
I thought it was a cool moment.

Me too.
:)

burro
01-15-2012, 06:24 PM
Ray Lewis is a class act on and off the field as far as I can tell (I'm not going to pretend to know anything about the murder charges and nor should anyone else not directly involved). I'm glad that Foster has an off the field mentor like him.

PapaL
01-15-2012, 07:27 PM
Can't judge a man by one moment in his life. No one really knows the truth about that night but time and time again he's been more than willing to go into the worst neighborhoods in Baltimore to mentor at risk teens. To me, that speaks volumes; none of which have anything to do with his love, passion, and appreciation of the game.

bckey
01-15-2012, 08:59 PM
Can't judge a man by one moment in his life. No one really knows the truth about that night but time and time again he's been more than willing to go into the worst neighborhoods in Baltimore to mentor at risk teens. To me, that speaks volumes; none of which have anything to do with his love, passion, and appreciation of the game.

Funny he does this only after the murder. Can't stand the guy and he gets a pass from all the media.

htowntexans1985
01-15-2012, 09:21 PM
I hope Brady and co. Tear Lewis and Reed a new one Sunday

PapaL
01-15-2012, 10:20 PM
Funny he does this only after the murder. Can't stand the guy and he gets a pass from all the media.

I'm not going to argue with you. You obviously have a personal vendetta. I am no one to judge another person. Best wishes to you and yours.

Kimmy
01-15-2012, 10:30 PM
I thought it was a very cool thing to do. Foster had sent a text to ask if it would be cool. He said one day he would tell his grandchildren about the day in the playoffs with Ray Lewis.

Lewis didn't have to do it, but he did.

I cringe when I think about the mistakes I've made in my life, but I sure am thankful for the chances I get to make it better.

There's a lot to be said on "Paying it Forward". Who knows what kind of nightmares Ray lives with at night. Some demons are not as easy to get rid of. They stay with you a long, long time.

I haven't heard or read one bad thing about him since that incident. (I'm sure they are out there, though) What I have seen is a generous, seemingly nice man who is carrying a great burden.

I may have 'gotten away' with stealing bubble gum when I was little, doesn't make it right and I strive to make sure I don't repeat those mistakes.

I like Ray Lewis, I think what he did to for young (albeit very up & coming player) Arian Foster was uber cool.

Cjeremy635
01-15-2012, 10:31 PM
Ray Lewis is a murderer that paid his way out of trouble. Now the NFL promotes him like he is some great mentor.

The man is a mentor to both players & youth. If he messed up in his life, and none of us actually knows what happened that night, then he's definitely turned his life around and tried to turn it into a positive.

Every single one of us have sinned or done something in our lives that we are not proud of. I'm not going to sit here and pass judgment on that man and who are you to do it?

Texn4life
01-15-2012, 10:36 PM
Funny he does this only after the murder. Can't stand the guy and he gets a pass from all the media.

And you know this how exactly? Were you rolling with him at the time and know his whole history? No one knows how this man spent his free time before the incident, and no one really knows what happened on that night. In my eyes only God can't judge a man, and Ray will have to deal with that when he passes on. If you feel all high and mighty enough to judge him, then by all means go ahead.

Texn4life
01-15-2012, 10:41 PM
You also have to consider that Ray Lewis has a lot to offer as a mentor in this league. His career was almost flushed down the toilet. He's the one person that can relay to the younger players just how much they should value the opportunity that they're given in the NFL. Players will react much more to a guy like him who's been through trials and tribulations, than a guy like Tebow who hasn't had to overcome much in his life. Tebow is probably a better role model, but guys in the league will listen to Ray Lewis' story and advice a little more because of the fact that he understands where they're coming from. That's what a mentor is about. It's not about being a saint. I think you need to get a clue.

Kimmy
01-15-2012, 10:43 PM
And 'knowing' Arian (as well as any of can) he will pay it forward to other players. I think it's fantastic!

StarStruck
01-15-2012, 10:50 PM
I thought that is was a very nice exchange, and I think that Arian truly values that Ray Lewis not only acknowledges his talent but appeared to genuinely consider him to be a star player with a very very bright future.
That coming from a future Hall of Famer has to be special.

BullNation4Life
01-16-2012, 12:06 AM
Murder or not, that is something he and God will have to square with someday...

As for today, I wish the Texans had a Ray Lewis on this defense to compliment the young talent they have now.

The enemy of my enemy is my friend and I hate "The Hoodie" and the Pats a hell of allot more than I do the Ravens...

and after the compliments he gave, after the game, about the Texans defense and Foster, I shall be cheering them to the Super Bowl....