Pat is not a Ray Lewis fan

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Almost every media outlet seems to be on the Ray Lewis bandwagon. Countless headlines and photos glorifying the player before his final game. Shannon Sharpe did an interview with Lewis on CBS, in which Sharpe later made the statement that how far Lewis has come “is a testament to how this man has transformed his life.”

Even after the game, in which Joe Flacco was named the MVP, commentators on sports channels across the board were hailing his praises. Warren Sapp described Lewis as a “leader of men.” Marshall Faulk said that Lewis’s “legacy and ability to lead men has put a new definition on leadership.” In fact he said that in the future, “when people talk about leadership, they’re going to tell you how Ray Lewis did it. That’s how they’re going to describe leadership.”

This same commentator also told his viewers not to look into Ray’s personal life, but to look at the body of work on the field. But when you think of a true leader — you know, someone who would “redefine leadership” — wouldn’t they need to be a leader both on and off of the football field? Wouldn’t they be honest and accept responsibility for their wrong doings?

Yes, they would. And this is why Pat does is not a Ray Lewis fan.

“I don’t like people who have been involved in double murders and get away with it without telling what they know,” Pat said this morning. “I like my linebackers not to have double murders in their background, whether they actually committed them or they just know who did it and don’t tell.  Either way, not big fans.  Not a big fan of that.”

Pat, of course, was referring to the double homicide in Atlanta in which Lewis was famously involved in, pleading guilty to obstruction of justice. No one was ever charged in the crime, and there are many unanswered questions surrounding the evidence in the case — like the families of the victims being paid off.

Yesterday, before the Super Bowl, in Lewis’s interview with Shannon Sharpe, he gave an explanation to those accusations in which he all but admitted guilt to paying off the families.

“He answered that yesterday too, quite weirdly. Yeah, he paid off the family afterward. First of all, he’s involved in this murder some way, we don’t know how. He and two friends were there and then somehow two men were killed. Nobody apparently killed them because nobody’s ever paid for the crime.  The knives apparently jammed themselves into these men.”

“So Ray Lewis knows what happened,” Pat added. “Ray Lewis will not say what happened.  But later he was charged with a misdemeanor of withholding evidence or obstructing justice or something. So then he paid off the families and yesterday Shannon Sharpe asked him about that in the interview pre Super Bowl and the thing he said there was, “I’ve paid off ‑‑ I’ve paid a lot of families, asked me about a lot of families.  I give money to thousands of families.”  Okay.  All right.  So…”

Here’s Lewis’s exchange with Sharpe:

SHARP:  A couple of weeks ago the family of the incident in 2000, and I’m paraphrasing, but it goes something like this.  While Ray Lewis is being celebrated by millions, two men tragically and brutally died in Atlanta, Ray Lewis knows more than Ray Lewis ever shared.  What would you like to say to the families? 
 
LEWIS:  It’s simple.  God has never made a mistake.  That’s just who he is. If our system, that’s the sad thing about our system. If our system took the time to really investigate what happened 13 years ago maybe we would have got to the bottom line truth. But the saddest thing ever was that a man looked me in my face and told me, “We know you didn’t do this.  But you’re going down for it anyway.  To the family, if you knew, if you really knew the way God works, he don’t use people who commits anything like that for his glory.  No way. It’s the total opposite. 

There was at least one commentator last night that wasn’t willing to play along with the narrative that this was Ray Lewis’s personal Super Bowl.

Boomer Esiason wasn’t having it. After the interview ran yesterday the CBS analyst responded by saying, “I’m not so sure that I buy the answer. It’s a complex legacy that we’re talking about,” he continued. “[Lewis] was involved in a double murder, and I’m not so sure he gave us all the answers that we were looking for. He knows what went on there. And he can obviously come out and say it. But he doesn’t want to say it. He paid off the families.”

“Finally somebody said, you know, ‘I’m sick and tired of Ray Lewis.  This is not his personal Super Bowl.’  And that’s how everybody was acting,” Pat said.  Here’s a guy who may have had a hand in murdering two men.  We don’t know because he won’t say.  And at least somebody’s calling BS on some of this Ray Lewis worship.”

Pat had more to say about this during Pat and Stu. Watch…

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  • http://www.facebook.com/stephan.bruno Stephan JackofClubz Bruno

    Ya’ll just hate yourselves so rich niggaz.

  • landofaahs

    Who’s Ray Lewis?  Another idiot who will be flat broke 9 years after an early retirement?  Why do people elevate idiocy?

  • http://youtu.be/xm1F7ub00gk Sam Fisher

    Ray Lewis is a false prophet held up by the media so when the truth does come out they can make Christians look bad God calls the humble to serve him not the proud like Ray Lewis. Ray Lewis is not a Christian and I can tell from what he said. He is way too proud of himself to be a follower of Christ and a lair. Why would he pay off the families if he was not lying? He is a perfect example of cheap grace and a misleader and once again the media loves that type of brand.

  • Guest

     Racist

  • Anonymous

    ray lewis worship, EXACTLY guy is a freakin slasher, the SECOND greatest slasher in nfl history….right behind oj, but they both tied with 2 murder victims, thank goodness this phony thug is out of the league–btw “the saddest thing ever” a man looked him in his face?? yeah that was MUCH sadder than 2 people being murdered, i am not even going to get into all the other “sad” things that happen on a daily basis, what a freakin incoherent ignorant moron.

  • Anonymous

    dude PLEASE don’t use crack and text, that wasn’t even cogent.

  • Anonymous

    It was the SPORTS media which idolized Lewis. As a football player, he does show some talent, but his aggression in doing so makes little sense. If a person is NOT guilty of a crime, he would NEVER pay off a family of the victim. Truth would have been presented before the courts the first time it was heard. Unfortunately, America idlozes many of these actors as if they don’t make mistakes. The whole justice system is based on that. So many criminals get away with murder that it has become a common expression.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3KVW2YDMYKSL6XOXAUVYSE5PKE K Revello

    Yeah, because God is using the dirtiest, nastiest team in the NFL for His glory.

  • Anonymous

    Whoops! Truth hurts

  • http://www.absoluteintensity.com dennis reilly

    The guy is a great linebacker but otherwise he’s the furthest thing from being a leader or a hero.

  • http://suzeraining.wordpress.com/ suz

    giblets…i haven’t that word for years.  giblets — they go w/the liver, the gizzards and the pupick, yes?  oy vey.

  • Anonymous

    Ray Who???  “you can call me Ray … you can call me Jay ….”.   Sounds like another “Neon Deon the Toe” or TO.  Too much hype … too much … I don’t know … BS.  Aaaannnddd the incident happened in 2000???  I wonder how many heads he threatened to bite off, or … you know … “smack/whack”.  In spite of his “legacy”, he will probably be in the NFL HOF, someday.  If we ignore the idiot, maybe … just maybe … he will go AWAY.

  • Anonymous

    read this link Pat is using false information he needs to check his facts better as he tells everyone else  http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-400_162-57565623/commentary-five-misconceptions-about-ray-lewis-murder-trial/.

  • Rob White

    This deification of OJ Lewis by the NFL during the playoffs totally turned me off of the league.
    He was involved in the murder of two people. He is either a murder or an accomplice to murder. Why is he even in the league? Vick harmed and killed dogs, he’s been vilified, but Lewis helped end the life of two people and he’s the saint of the NFL. Makes me sick. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jon-Charles-Acker/694102440 Jon Charles Acker

    It’s no coincidence that evil men in this world are succeeding.  Lewis is cut from the same cloth as Obama.  It’s all part of the end times.