Ravens to Build Statue of Ray Lewis

Submitted by TheGhostofYost on February 7th, 2013 at 2:40 PM

According to owner Steve Bisciotti, The Ravens will construct a statue of Ray Lewis outside M&T Bank Stadium. This seems....wrong.  

"I think he set himself apart in Baltimre sports history...and I will not be surprised if there is one there in the next year or two."

 

Comments

Craig James

February 7th, 2013 at 3:39 PM ^

Well, since you asked, to be honest, I'm a little more than just annoyed at the news.  I mean, if Ray Lewis allegedly kills one person and gets a statute, wouldn't that correlate to someone allegedly killing five people getting five statutes?  If so, wouldn't I at least be under consideration for at six, er, I mean, five alleged statues?  I'm not even picky.  Small 10 foot ones would be fine.  And they can all be in one central location on the SMU campus.  Or, better yet, at the corner of 5th and Jones Streets.  Allegedly.

Tater

February 7th, 2013 at 2:48 PM ^

I know that Lewis has paid his legal debt to society, but I am always going to see him as someone who caused two murders and used his friends as fall guys to keep him out of jail.

BlueInWisconsin

February 7th, 2013 at 3:02 PM ^

I'm against statues of sports figures even if they weren't involved in a double murder. Haven't we kissed Ray Lewis' butt enough already? How about if the team takes the money they are going to spend on this stupidity and gives it to the families of the two dead guys instead.

LongLiveBo

February 7th, 2013 at 3:17 PM ^

I understand that the Ravens may consider him part of the family and will support him no matter what. What I don't understand is celebrating him publicly. This reminds me of a cliche cop drama that has a detective too close to a case to make rational decisions.

1464

February 7th, 2013 at 3:04 PM ^

Fuck Ray Lewis. 

He deserves a statue as much as Joe Paterno did.  If guys like Omameh and Mesko are what is right with sports, this is what is wrong.  At least it will be a constant target for vandalism.  That's the only reason PSU took down JoePa.

Jon06

February 7th, 2013 at 3:57 PM ^

Just think how many bloody white suits people can put on this thing. They're just begging to get trolled. People in Baltimore should make sure to have their cameras out whenever they're passing by.

How long do you think it will take until they have to put a cage around it like poor old Braveheart? http://www.neatorama.com/2006/07/23/freedom-statue-in-cage/

B1G_Fan

February 7th, 2013 at 3:05 PM ^

 hows this for a pose

I have had a hard time following the NFL since the Browns left and came back the worst team in the NFL since 1999. Morality has been seperate from sports for a good 20 years.

 There where always jerk offs who where sports heros( Ty Cobb) but there where more guys who loved being looked up to by kids. Now a days it's the opposite there are more jerk offs just wanting a pay check than there are guys whoactually want to be looked at as a role model.

ak47

February 7th, 2013 at 3:11 PM ^

Hey guys here is a thought, how about everyone stops pretending like they no more about the case than prosecution who didn't try him for murder or the jury who didn't find anyone guilty of the crime because there was not enough evidence. Apparently being arrested is now equivalent to a conviction for a group of people who never looked over the facts of the case.  

If lewis had been convicted of murder and still had a statue built that would be an issue.  As it is he was never convicted so now everyone is just making assumptions based off a case they don't really know anything about. Bravo to all just justice above all internet posters who conviently look past fun facts like our criminal justice system never charged him with murder. And before anyone compares this to OJ, he actually went to trial because the prosecution actually thought he did it.

 

ak47

February 7th, 2013 at 3:29 PM ^

Why? Because I pointed out that nobody cracking jokes in this thread has any idea what happened that night and based off a few news reports has decided a man is guilty of murder.  Or the fact that they refuse to acknoledge that despite never being even charged with murder he has never had anything off the field that suggests poor behavior since that night and has had a huge impact on the Baltimore charity scene and has made a positive difference in a lot of people's lives.  You guys like talking about what is right about sports?  How about listening to Lewis's speach after the loss to the patriots last year where he talks about how there are bigger things than sports in reference to a local high school student he had befriended who had passed away a week before the game.  

I don't have a problem with people not liking him for his antics, or his constant screaming about religion, that all makes sense.  Saying possibly the greatest linebacker of all time shouldn't have a statue because you decided he is guilty of a crime he was never even charged with is just bitter.

gopoohgo

February 7th, 2013 at 6:51 PM ^

If we are now playing morality police, I'm negging you for glorifying a person who is a prolific drug user, and was convicted of statutory rape (sleeping with an underage prostitute).

This is going to be a looooong offseason.  God forbid when MBB ends.