Discussion in 'Texans Talk' started by Kimmy, Jan 15, 2012.
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.
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:
I just feel like this was bad taste at this time in this thread.
Thanks for the find Kimmy. Rep.
Edit: Must Spread
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.
No he isn't. He was just in a porn video with the killer.
Another reason to love Foster. He is a true sportsman. Excellent role model.
This is not about Ray
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.
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." 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. 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; 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. Under the terms of the sentence, Lewis could not use drugs or alcohol during the duration of the probation.
I thought it was a cool moment.
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.
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.
I hope Brady and co. Tear Lewis and Reed a new one Sunday
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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