How did Ray Lewis go from murder suspect in 2000 to NFL royalty in 2013?

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  1. Wolf

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    Interesting read. I didn't know whether NFL section was the place or NSZ






    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nfl--h...murder-suspect-to-nfl-royalty--201947666.html
     
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    TexanExile A New Hope

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    The USA Today piece was also interesting, and a bit more fact-laden, except for this rather jarring comment from a relative of one dead victim:

    Cindy Lollar-Owens, Richard Lollar's aunt, says Lewis' pending retirement prompted her Thursday to visit the funeral home, "because that's where my nephew retired."

    Ouch. That one hit home.
     
  3. rmartin65

    rmartin65 I'm Score

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    Because he is a great player and charismatic. And because it was not proven that Ray-Ray did anything.

    It sucks, but them's the breaks.
     
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    I don't find him charismatic. I find him to be an awesome player with one of the most narcissistic, look-at-me, can't-pass-up-a-microphone personalities I can think of in modern sports. He just cannot shut up.

    At a certain point it stops looking like passion and looks more like somebody trying a little too hard to compensate for something on their conscience. Wonder what that might be, exactly?
     
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    Narcissistic? We talking about the same guy??

    All I see is a guy that the media goes after all of the time because they knows that he's the leader of that organization and the spokes person. Anyone in that organization mad over that? You see a ton of Ravens players getting into trouble and making an embarrassment of themselves? Nope. Ray's leadership over there has been unquestionably positive on that entire organization. The guy is usually preaching about positivity, god, or giving inspirational speeches about his team. You've got to be a complete hater to bash the guy for all of that.
     
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    I really like him as a player - but man this whole thing sucks. Nobody but a collected few who were there really knows what happened, but it sure feels like a rich man in the spotlight could just use his name and money to get out of that mess - for which others would have to go to prison for many years and lose their job. Cheering for such a man is hard to stomach if you ask me...
     
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    Difference between Mike Vick and Ray Lewis? Lewis had better friends. That's why he didn't go to jail. Friends took the heat, he made the money, and paid them off behind the scenes.

    Think what you want but Ray is an NFL icon.
     


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    Ok I'm a hater. Is that similar to a Kubiak hater?
     
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    Public opinion is a *****. Those Duke kids will never live down that rape case either
     
  11. chicagotexan2

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    Personally I find his ra ra inspiration to be more BS than anything else. Being a great player doesn't undo what you did or were a part of. He was involved in the murders of two men. Being a hall of famer, morivational speaker and rediculous pre game ballerina doesn't blind me what he did. Innocent men don't settle out of court in my eyes.
     
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    I repectfully disagree. A jury of your peers relying of facts isn't a gimmie.
     
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    I'm in this camp. Agree completely.
     
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    Innocent people settle all the damn time. It often times come down to cost vs potential risk. If you dont understand this then you clearly don't understand how the world works
     
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    me too........


    when he walks by a camera or a microphone...I'm like:


    :overreact:
     
  16. Pollardized

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    "How did Ray Lewis go from murder suspect in 2000 to NFL royalty in 2013?" Because through God's grace and mercy we are redeemed. Ray Lewis is a Christian, and God has great things instore for believers.
     
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  17. MEGA SWATT

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    Not to start a religious debate, but don't underestimate money and lawyers.

    If it weren't for that (if he were a regular Joe), he'd be practicing his faith in Prison.
     
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    Jeff Skilling, Andrew Fastow, and some others who once called Enron home would disagree with you.
     
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    true:boogie::worldpeace::boogie:



    msr
     
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    So murder is ok... if you are a Christian?

    Sounds good.
     

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