Thursday, January 3, 2013
The longtime Baltimore Raven is expected to join the network’s Monday Night Countdown program.
Ray Lewis won’t be out of work for long once this football season ends. According to a report from SI.com, Lewis is expected to sign a multi-year contract with sports network ESPN and will have “a significant role” on the station’s Monday Night Countdown program. Lewis, who was drafted by the Ravens in their first draft after the franchise relocated from Cleveland, announced his impending retirement Wednesday following this year’s playoffs. Lewis, a middle linebacker, has been the heart and soul of the franchise for 17 seasons, and helped lead the team to its only Super Bowl title in 2000. The Ravens will take on the Indianapolis Colts, the franchise that broke the city’s heart when it moved in 1984, at M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Patch highlights Ray Lewis' comments about his retirement, and quotes from Ray Rice, Terrell Suggs, Ozzie Newsome and Gov. Martin O'Malley.
Here are some comments from today's announcement that Ray Lewis will retire at season's end: “I talked to my team today; I talked to them about life, life in general, and everything that starts has an end. It’s just life. And for me, today I told my team that this would be my last ride. And I told them I was just at so much peace in where I am with my decision because of everything that I’ve done in this league. I’ve done it, I’ve done it, man. There’s no accolade that I don’t have individually. But, I’ve never played the game for individual stats. I’ve only played the game to make my team be a better team. And now, God is calling. God is calling in so many of the areas of life. And my children, my children have made the ultimate sacrifice…
After 17 seasons with the Baltimore Ravens, the middle linebacker is hanging up his cleats after the team's postseason run.
Here is some of the online reaction after Baltimore Ravens middle linebacker Ray Lewis announced Wednesday that he will retire at the end of the team's postseason run. Check out Patch photos of Lewis in the community.
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