When Jamal Lewis first mentioned retirement after another Cleveland blowout loss, it appeared that he may have said it out of emotion.
In the days since, it’s clear that Lewis meant what he said and doesn’t plan to come back. In fact, he said the decision was made before the season even started.
Lewis says he’s retiring “just because I’m tired of it, tired of it and that was my goal, and that’s all I wanted. So, time to move on.”
This week’s game against Baltimore holds special significance to Lewis because of his history with the team. Lewis said he’ll consider himself a Raven when he retires.
“A Raven, of course, because that’s who gave me my shot. That’s who brought me in. That’s where I pretty much did all my work,” Lewis said.
“I have a lot of memories there, a lot of memories there — a lot of
older players that helped me out and brought me in, led me and showed
me the way. That’s where I got it from.”
Lewis doesn’t regret going to Cleveland, but he can’t be enjoying the final days of his ten-year career. Like a lot of Browns fans, he sounds like he’s ready for this season to be over.