The SB is over now. Ray Lewis has accomplished something very athletes have a chance to experience when their careers wind down and come to an end: "Going out on top." Yet in spite of his accomplishments on the field as a player and a leader, he walks off the game's biggest stage with more questions coming in about his past than who was as a player. The media waited 13 years to bring up the murders of the two men who were killed in an altercation with members of Lewis' entourage while leaving a SB party. "13 years.." The thing that I find ironic is not only the timing of the sudden curiosity from the media to revisit a story that happened over a decade ago, but also the audacity of NFL personalities like Boomer Esiason and Phil Simms as well as fans around the globe who feel as though Lewis "owes" them an explanation on what happened. For the record, the only people Lewis has to answer to are the families of the victims, and God himself. Everyone else outside of that scenario are a DISTANT second.
Stories like this really get under my skin because the hypocrisy and judgmental views of fans who feel the need to put their two cents in is nauseating. I've seen blogs where people have judged Lewis and called him a murderer yet these same individuals will say nothing of the war crimes that have taken place (and still take place) by men who have the blood of thousands on there hands. Many fans who have an opinion of Lewis haven't even read the official report of what happened. For those interested, here it is: http://www.ajc.com/news/news/ray-lewis-atlanta-legacy-not-so-storied/nWD2Q/ On top of judging him the "Christians" seem to think they are the only ones who can rightfully do so because some how they are the only people on the planet who have cornered the concept of "God." You guys are my all-time favorites because most of you don't even practice what you preach. Here you are judging Lewis and your own book tells you that "He who is sinless cast the 1st stone" and "Do not judge, lest you be judged.." You so called "Christians" only use the bible when it suits your own personal agendas against people you don't like. Even then you only use the parts of the bible that you can twist to support your own views.
The bottom line in all of this is stories like this should not bring out the worst in fans or the media. It should be researched diligently when the events happened. NOT 13 YEARS AFTER THE FACT JUST SO YOU CAN SELL A FEW NEWS PAPERS OR GET A FEW HITS ON YOUR SITE. Ray Lewis didn't "kill" anyone. I can say this because I read the reports as well as heard the testimonies of witnesses and police investigators who were close to the events that took place that night. Fans and NFL personalities who haven't done that are in no position to judge Lewis or the situation.
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