"Ray Lewis Way" to be unveiled in Baltimore on Tuesday

A full 14 years after entering the league and a decade after taking the Ravens to the franchise’s only Super Bowl win (including its time in Cleveland — that should be good for 75 more comments), linebacker Ray Lewis is getting an honor usually reserved for folks who are retired and/or deceased.

On Tuesday, a street in Baltimore will be named “Ray Lewis Way.”  The Ravens announced the coming honor on Sunday evening.

Specifically, a section of North Avenue in Baltimore will receive a new label in honor of Lewis, a perennial All Pro and future Hall of Famer.

192 responses to “"Ray Lewis Way" to be unveiled in Baltimore on Tuesday

  1. Fitting it’s in baltimore..Im sure as a opening ceremony of sorts,there will be a double homicide stabbing that day…

  2. They have one of those wood carvings where you can stick your face into for photographs. The cut out is Ray Lewis and his crew stabbing you.

  3. Are they going to put a plaque on that street to remember the 2 people he helped murder?

  4. I put the over/under number of “ray lewis way” murderer references at 20. Ignorant asses…

  5. Ray is a murderer. Boom, roasted.
    Big Ben is a rapist. Boom, roasted.
    All Bengals are criminals. Boom, roasted.
    Cleveland sucks. Boom, roasted.

  6. only in baltimore would they name a street after a guy who sniveled his way out of a murder rap

  7. Finally, the negative history of roads named Martin Luther King will be outdone. Everyone commits murders and everyone gets away with it on Ray Lewis Way!

  8. Ray Lewis Way, awww shit! Some’s getting shanked. They are so amped about him because, in baltimore, his actions make him a role model in that crack riddled hole
    didn’t all of the records for the browns stay in cleveland, so B-More is a completely seperate identity!?! Flawless reporting as usual

  9. Its too bad that happened before Mr. Goodell became the commish.
    That’s a responsible City Council they have there in Baltimore.

  10. Is that a straight road, or are there a few “slashing” turns on Ray Lewis “Gets a Pass From Florio While Lawrence Taylor Gets His Ass Kicked Out Of Canton” Way? Are you waiting for Mr. Lewis to retire before you start comparing his work accomplishments with his personal life?

  11. Nothing says “classy town” quite like naming a street after a guy who beat a murder rap.

  12. Beat a double murder charge, obstruct justice and get a street named after you. What’ll they think of next OJ Simpson Drive in Buffalo??

  13. @ Auz..i live in baltimore…yes North Avenue is a crime-ridden area..
    @ Rip 21..I’ll take the over
    I can’t wait for the statue in Hampsterdam…A city in which the mayor is corrupt(just like the wire)now names a street for Rayenthal Lewis….You can’t make up funnier,yet sadder,material then this

  14. Perfect…close to Druid Hill Park(WJZ spots director assaulted by teens April 29 while jogging here) to dump the bodies…actually it is one of the safer streets in Baltimore…only one car jacking and two gun assaults in April

  15. Hey Squealer fans…Ray Lewis got in trouble with the law, learned his lesson, and has been a model citizen for over 10 years now.
    Ben Toothlessberger got in trouble with the law, learned his lesson, then got in trouble again. You tell me who the dumbass is?

  16. this is just too easy..like Tiger Woods @ a Hooters..
    Baltimore’s slogan was “The City that Reads”.That was a joke. Then it was “Baltimore,the nicest city in america”.That was even a bigger joke.Now the new slogan should just be “Baltimoe(spelled wrong purposely)where we just stopped caring”

  17. So as long as you commit murder on this street you can’t be found guilty then?

  18. THIS IS ENTERTAINMENT. PLEASE KEEP THE COMMENTS COMING. AWESOME. RAVEN FAN LIGHTEN UP ALREADY AND ENJOY THE HUMOR. NOT A RAVEN FAN BUT ENJOYED RAY WHEN HE WAS GOOD.

  19. @PatsRPerfection
    If O.J Was a balt colt/raven,they wouldve named the freaking city name from Baltimore to Simpson,MD

  20. part of north ave? in one of the better parts of town!! did the sarcasm come through?

  21. Kill-de-sac?
    Short cut?
    Any sharp turns on that road?
    Any laundromats to clean the blood out of your clothes?

  22. Just for the irony, I hope there is a prison at the end of Ray Lewis Way, just so Ray Ray can stop by and yell, ‘Suckers”

  23. So does Lewis get the key to the jail instead of the city at the naming ceremony?

  24. Sad isn’t it? Half of these morons were chirping left and right for the Big Ben talk to stop when there were countless witnesses attesting to the stupid and illegal stuff he does on a regular basis, but a guy who was exonerated of any crime over a decade ago still gets ‘stabbing’ comments posted any time there is an article about him. Stop trying to blow the dust off that old subject because its a foot thick now and done with. Instead find something new to talk about or just shut the hell up for god’s sake, because the phrase ‘beating a dead horse’ doesn’t even do that ancient story justice. Real original Steeler and Bengal fans. Looks at the proven criminals on your own franchises rosters before attacking someone who was vindicated of any and all wrong doing. Sad, so sad.

  25. @theravenlives2: watching/participating(we will never know)covering up a double murder no matter how long ago,trumps a 28 y/o QB getting drunk and trying to lay 20 y/o college girls..even if he did so forcefully a couple times(allegedly)BTW,when did PacBen go on trial? Sidenote:Im not a Steeler fan at all,just a speaker of common sense
    @Macadamia:If Rayenthal Lewis is a football god,who is the football Jesus? OJ? Are the disciples Lawrence Phillips,Pacman Jones,Pacben Rapistburger,Lawrence Taylor,Rae Carruth,Leonard Little,Maurice Clarett,Michael Vick,Donte Stallworth(also a current raven),Nate Newton,Mark Duper & Travis Henry?

  26. Apparently some people beat me to the murder jokes.
    Ray Lewis, isn’t it horrible when football players are not treated equally? To be equal, perhaps we should have a Tim Tebow Lane as well?

  27. So what does Stallworth get named after him?
    An elementary school? Classy.

  28. Where is the Trent Dilfer Way? He was the Super Bowl QB and went to Disneyland, not Gay Lewis??!!

  29. O.J. is rumored to be bungalow shopping in Baltimore. A quant little carve-out nestled deep in Baltimore’s Village called, “Stabington Heights”.

  30. @FBFreak20… the guy lied and got his boys to lie about a double murder..then dimed his friends out to save himself and ADMITTED guilt to obstruction of justice(a joke btw,more like a berlin wall obstruction)…by your standard,we shouldnt say anything about OJ’s double murder b/c he was acquitted in a court of law by his peers,& that was over 15 yrs ago.It’s not beating a dead horse,its about a double murder that still isnt solved b/c of the actions of Rayenthal,and one of the most crime-ridden,corrupt cities in America is naming a street after said individual.Is there a “LT Drive”in NY? Will there be a Rothlisberger Lane in Pitt?

  31. SKINSFANTOM says:
    May 9, 2010 9:39 PM
    THIS IS ENTERTAINMENT. PLEASE KEEP THE COMMENTS COMING. AWESOME. RAVEN FAN LIGHTEN UP ALREADY AND ENJOY THE HUMOR. NOT A RAVEN FAN BUT ENJOYED RAY WHEN HE WAS GOOD.
    next time can you please not type in all capitals its like your yelling in my eyeballs.

  32. @theravenlives2: watching/participating(we will never know)covering up a double murder no matter how long ago,trumps a 28 y/o QB getting drunk and trying to lay 20 y/o college girls..even if he did so forcefully a couple times(allegedly)BTW,when did PacBen go on trial? Sidenote:Im not a Steeler fan at all,just a speaker of common sense
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    Hey Art, Ray Lewis pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice, nothing more. The two guys who were on trial with him didn’t plead out and ended up getting off because of lack of evidence. Everyone seems to forget that part.
    The point is, the guy learned from his mistake. He’s kept his nose clean since then. If that’s not good enough for you and your “common sense” standards, then so be it. I’ll be in Canton when they unveil the bust.

  33. Let me see – getting accused of being a jerk gets you a six game suspension…
    Killing two people gets you a street named after you….
    I guess I really did fall down the rabbit hole…

  34. You guys are some real cut-ups.. let me take a stab at this..
    Ray Lewis Way will be in the bloodlines of the main city. You’ll be able to slash your commute in half by using R

  35. Otherwise known as “Death Row.”
    You know….after all those row houses in Baltimore….. what did you think I meant? Geesh….

  36. Jeezus. If Ray Lewis gets a street, Hadden Clark ought to be worth an interstate.

  37. At the trial, the vast majority of testimony was either inconclusive or supported the defense’s contention that Lewis acted solely as a peacemaker. ESPN legal analyst Alan J. Baverman said, “as to Ray Lewis, there is no evidence that he assisted anybody in a stabbing or encouraged anybody to do a stabbing which would make him a party to felony murder, malice murder, or felony assault with a knife.”
    If people would only read.
    Ignorance is bliss.

  38. @theravenlives2:I wonder why there was a lack of evidence? Couldnt possibly have been rayenthal helping his friends dispose of anything,could it?Then ratting on those friends,knowing there wasnt enough to convict those 2 anyway.That couldnt have happened could it?Maybe there wouldnt be so much snivling about Rayenthal,if he just played football w/out the preening,dancing,whining,complaining.
    Im sure w/his mentoring,Donte Stallworth will have a killer year in baltimore

  39. # shukey11 says: May 9, 2010 10:07 PM
    SKINSFANTOM says:
    …………
    “next time can you please not type in all capitals its like your yelling in my eyeballs.”
    and so you show your displeasure by cut-n-pasting the offending passage in its entirety?
    / honey? where’s my gun?

  40. The best line I have seen all night is…
    “the guy learned from his mistake”
    Which mistake did he learn from exactly?
    And it is admirable that after killing two people that Ray-Ray “kept his nose clean”
    if ben deserves six games – ray should have been gone a long time ago and Stallworth should never suit up again – but Godell is not required to be fair or logical….

  41. You only need to read the comments – pro or con – to realize that Lewis’ legacy is already established. He doesn’t need a street named after him.

  42. If it’s common sense to determine that Ray Lewis is a murderer then it is it common sense to determine most people are idiots.

  43. Yeah, go straight past Marlo Stanfield Street, take a left on Avon Barksdale Avenue and on take the fifth left- Ray Lewis Way…can’t miss it.

  44. “Ray Lewis is a football GOD…”
    and if you don’t agree he and his boyz stabz you

  45. A pair of drug dealers try to act big and threaten Ray’s posse with champagne bottles. As a result, they get sliced and diced by ‘someone’. Who cares….just more garbage off the streets of Buckhead.

  46. I am so sick of this guy and his overrated pre-game antics. did you see his interview on the NFL network? When Rich Eisen asked him if he had spoke with Sergio Kindle yet he started his sentence with “when I drafted him…” he had to correct himself and say “when WE drafted him”….he has such over blown sense of purpose. So many people talk about how he “pumps” all his players up with his pre-game talk and bouncing around but if you watch his team-mates react to him they’re all basically saying “yeah, ok I get it….please walk away from me now”. I’m serious.. watch their body language. There’s a ton of youtube videos you can watch where his teammates just don’t care.

  47. Ray Lewis Way..
    The second you turn on it, your car stereo gets louder & you it everything around you… then you stab a few people.
    Way to go Ballmer, next up: The Lawrence Taylor home for abused women and recovering addicts.

  48. @ SoFlor
    You are the typical ignorant Steeler fan. As much as I like to take a shot at Ray Lewis for getting away with his crime to think that Fat Ben didn’t get away with rape at the most and sexual assault at the least proves how classless Steeler fans really are. Morons.

  49. If all the Ray Lewis haters actually knew about North Avenue in Baltimore, they would really be having a field day. There aren’t too many places I ever refuse to drive through, but I try to avoid North Avenue whenever possible…
    Of all the streets, why North Avenue, putting Ray Lewis’ name on it won’t make the neighborhoods any better…

  50. Ray Lewis in not a murderer, but he did obstruct the investigation and he does know who committed the murder and he helped that murderer go free.
    It doesn’t matter what Ray says, and let’s be honest, half of what he says is flat out jibberish. It will be sad day when we are subjected to him as an analyst, which we all know will certainly happen. For some reason the media treats Ray as if he’s a national treasure, hanging on every half nonsensical phrase he utters as if he’s Vince Lombardi and Martin Luther King rolled into one.
    No, it doesn’t matter what Ray says. What he’s done has shown his true character. When put to the test, he knowingly helped a friend get away with murder. That’s the real Ray Lewis Way.

  51. getting off because of lack of evidence. Everyone seems to forget that part.
    Two guys came across Ray and his posse and end up gutted and dead in the street. Everyone in Baltimore, NFL and Ravens front office seems to forget that little part.

  52. If Rayenthal gets a street,what will Peyton Manning get? The state name changed?

  53. # r3volution11 says: May 9, 2010 10:25 PM
    “If it’s common sense to determine that Ray Lewis is a murderer then it is it common sense to determine most people are idiots.”
    Have you ever referred to Roethlisberger as a rapist? You proved your own point then.
    /Don’t you just hate when that happens?

  54. @JOldewurtel: over/under on how long the street sign/plaque/whatever they use to show the name lasts down there? 1.5 nights

  55. @SULL22 :I figured you were from baltimore in your 1st line”greatest defensive player ever”?CHILD PLEASE…Has he changed the game like Lawerence Freaking Taylor?I won’t ever bring up Dick Butkus,Mike Singletary,Jack Lambert.Rayenthal isn’t even the best MLB or LB ever.That is what i hate about this crime-ridden,purple camouflage wearing,wanna-be 1st rate city.Your ignorance to the history and knowledge of the game,all to promote the greater good of Rayenthal Lewis.Top-10 Def.player ever,yes.Best ever,not a chance,& that only takes on-field actions into account

  56. You can stab whoever you want while you’re on this street… no one will stand witness if you do so! It’s amazing!

  57. That’s right folks: Baltimore, only 7 pro football championships behind Cleveland. 🙂 Good luck catching up!

  58. @IStateYourName & @Dont Taze Me Bro: Very well put.Lewis defenders say he only pleaded to obstruction of justice.The very charge shows what happened.Will it ever be “known”to the masses,no.Will it ever be “known”the lengths to which Rayenthal obstructed justice?No.The murder/murderers will remain free,& the person who knows who they are(Outside themselves and the 2 dead people)is Rayenthal.The defense concocts some story about him as a peacemaker,who is there to argue that? His boys he helped?The 2 people dead in the street?You can draw your own conclusions to what happened.Lewis fans will draw one,and the rest of NFL fans will draw another.
    But for a city as much of a sh*t-hole and crime-ridden as baltimore to name a street after him,they are asking for mocking and ridicule,no matter what he does on the field.

  59. Hope Dorothy doesn’t end up following this road, jack!
    You ain’t in Kansas anymore, OH YEAH you ain’t!
    Ever used a mop wringer before, honey?

  60. Love the weepy posters crying about how anybody criticizing the guy is a hater. I highly doubt Ray Ray gives a crap about what’s said about him here, why do those clowns?
    Oh, and SULL22, the greatest defensive player of all time was Reggie White. Ray Lewis isn’t even the best LB of all time (LT, Dick Butkus, Jack Ham, etc. etc. etc.). But thanks for playing, slappy.

  61. Hello PFT planet! Huge Ray Lewis fan here. I’ve got to say over the last 10 years I’ve heard just about every RL joke imaginable. But this was fun. I had to laugh at some of them.
    But on the flip side I know Redskin fans wouldn’t mind it so much if we were here making “Sean Taylor is a murderer jokes”, as well as his family for that matter. Same goes for Derent Williams and Fred Lane. There are some envious crazy people out there and I’m not so sure that some of the commenters here aren’t crazy and envious.
    Anyway… funny jokes were told here. To the guy who said that he hope there is a jail on North Ave. (too funny) There is actually a court house on North Ave.

  62. Isn’t the Donte Stalworth drivers ed school on that street?
    Yep. It’s three blocks down from “Ben Roethlisberger’s Woman’s Rights Alliance”.

  63. Oh god, i was wondering how many murder jokes would be coming…almost all are…hilarious.

  64. It’s funny because North Ave is considered one of the most dangerous and unsafe streets in baltimore. I’ve gone to school in Brawltimore, Murderland for three years, and I can’t wait to get out!

  65. They’ll be unveiling it with a ribbon cutting ceremony….yellow police ribbon, but still.

  66. Guess it’ll be in West Baltimore; how ironic…
    Wonder if the families of Jacinth Baker and Richard Lollar will be taking billboard space out on same???

  67. It must be that they are going to rename Forest St where the Baltiomoron Pen is at. I think there is a load of Ray way there.

  68. All you guys who were clever enough think up a Ray Lewis murder joke to go along with this post should look into careers as comedians.

  69. If you are a Vietnam Vet, you are labeled a baby killer and murderer.
    If you are in the NFL, you get another zillion dollar contract.
    Of course, killing on behalf of the USA can get you into trouble and even prosecuted by the USA because you should know your enemy and know when to stop killing within a war zone. After all, you should know that hooded stranger was different from THAT hooded stranger.
    Killing while in the NFL is based on how good of a player you are. You can be part of murder and still get a top NFL contract. Then you make the ultimate effort of raising your hand in salute of pricey fly overs of NFL stadiums.
    Life is good, ain’t it?

  70. @theravenlives2:I wonder why there was a lack of evidence? Couldnt possibly have been rayenthal helping his friends dispose of anything,could it?Then ratting on those friends,knowing there wasnt enough to convict those 2 anyway.That couldnt have happened could it?Maybe there wouldnt be so much snivling about Rayenthal,if he just played football w/out the preening,dancing,whining,complaining.
    Im sure w/his mentoring,Donte Stallworth will have a killer year in baltimore
    ———————————————-
    Gee, Art, you seem to just have all the answers, don’t you? Nevermind his attorney went to the DA in Atlanta and said, “Waddaya got?” It took a few days before he came back with the answer…NOTHING. Lewis plea bargained to obstruction of justice because he didn’t want to go before a jury and wanted to continue his career. Even a Raven-hater like you has to admit that he has kept his nose clean since then. You keep missing that point. You’ve already done what the legal system never could – you’ve tried and convicted the guy. Thank God that idiots like you don’t run the judicial system.

  71. It’s funny because North Ave is considered one of the most dangerous and unsafe streets in baltimore. I’ve gone to school in Brawltimore, Murderland for three years, and I can’t wait to get out!
    _________________________________
    You’re free to leave anytime, dickhead!

  72. Didn’t Buffalo end up regretting naming O.J. Way.
    They had to change the sign to Decapitation Way.

  73. Hopefully there will be a stabbing there soon and then the street will have earned its name. Because he killed people (allegedly?) and got away with it.

  74. Good stuff here. But gawd, a street named after Ray Lewis in a city with one of the highest murder rates in the U.S. for years? The jokes practically write themselves. Maybe this will get them to bring back ‘The Wire.’ They now have the perfect setting.

  75. Ray Lewis wins 1 Super Bowl and gets street named after him, Heinz Ward got a stadium named after him!!!!

  76. I heard, instead of a fork in the road, it has a knife in the abdomen.
    Thank you, I’m here all week.

  77. Lawrence Taylor Day Care
    Michael Irvin Rehab Center
    Mark Chmura Prom Committee
    Donte Stallworth Drivers School
    Art Schlichter Casino
    Rae Carruth Trunk Inspection Service
    Sean Payton Pharmacy
    Michael Vick Veterinarian
    Fred Smoot Boat Rentals
    Lawrence Philips Marriage Counselor

  78. When there’s a pileup on this road, Ray Lewis will jump in after the action ends to take credit for the accident. He’ll get credit for ten tackles.

  79. Sorry for the long rant. I’m not a fan of anything Baltimore.”
    Oh, hey no problem, I’m sorry to to say…..
    Why don’t you go see a shrink, you effin nut-job!

  80. If Ray-Ray played on the Yankees, was paired with Tiger Woods in a major, had a Nike/and or Miller beer contract, and stabbed someone in a glitzy neighborhood like Brentwood, ESPN would devote a 24/7 channel to him.
    Ray Lewis is just a guy who got accused of murder, but somehow got just an obstruction of justice charge, and then went back to play for millions in the NFL. If you were accused of murder and then pleaded it down to an obstruction of justice charge, would you still have your job?
    The NFL and NFL owners love thugs and drug user AS LONG AS THEY ARE STARS. Brett Favre was an admitted illegal Vicodin user but never got one second of NFL suspension. But other players are suspended 4 weeks for drug use.
    In the NFL, you can be charged with murder, plead obstruction of justice for refusing to give details about the murder, and get big bucks and streets named after you.
    In the NFL, you can admit to being on Vicodin but NEVER BE SUSPENDED one day, because you are a star, but other players get suspended for drug use.
    The key point in the NFL is if you are liked by the media or can pretend to like the media and give lots of quotes, you will be a star and can do just about anything, including having your home boys commit murder.

  81. Way to go Baltimore – hey how about a new slogan:
    “I’d kill to get a street named after me. Literally I would kill you to get a street named after me. In fact my name is Ray Lewis. I did kill to get a street named after me!”
    or how about:
    “Send us your poor, your thugs, your ne’re do wells, rapists, murderers and general idiots. We got way more streets to name.”
    “Come to Baltimore for a killer time!”
    How about an ad for some new cops: “On parole for murder? Can’t get a job? Come on down to the Baltimore PD’s job fair! As long as you’re willing to keep being an a__hole, you got a job! You’ll find us right next to the Ravens tryouts booth, in case you aren’t evil enough to apply with us.”

  82. Somehow, I knew that this comment thread would be far more entertaining than the news itself…
    Good work, guys.

  83. Good job Ray Ray thats a great honor, You da man!
    Although you’re intro is getting a little old and cheesey/Corny You get the most of all the players on the team step their game up.

  84. Leroy’sButler says:
    May 10, 2010 12:34 AM
    Lawrence Taylor Day Care
    Michael Irvin Rehab Center
    Mark Chmura Prom Committee
    Donte Stallworth Drivers School
    Art Schlichter Casino
    Rae Carruth Trunk Inspection Service
    Sean Payton Pharmacy
    Michael Vick Veterinarian
    Fred Smoot Boat Rentals
    Lawrence Philips Marriage Counselor
    __________________________________
    You forgot…Ben Roethlisburgers XXX Shop

  85. Has Ray Lewis ever been seen with a girl? I think he still lives with his mom.

  86. # jibfest says: May 9, 2010 9:08 PM
    They have one of those wood carvings where you can stick your face into for photographs. The cut out is Ray Lewis and his crew stabbing you.
    ——————————————————
    I know Ray Lewis didn’t kill anyone and all, he just obstructed justice but this comment is a freakin riot.

  87. Chizzle says:
    May 10, 2010 8:23 AM
    Jealous ones evny. It’s amazing how a corny no truth joke can last for over 10yrs
    —————————-
    I’m totally evnious of the rvAens.

  88. @theravenlives2:by the sheer name of the charge obstruction of justice,he obstructed the police from solving a fatal double stabbing.Why didn’t the DA have anything? Rayenthal and his boys obstructed justice and covered it up.You can drink your purple kool-aid and wear your purple camo,which can provide you w/a reason why you are so biased.Bottom line,if Rayenthal was a redskin or steeler,you would be blasting him all over this board.You make it seem like he has become a saint(and judging by some of the idol-worshipping of him on this board,he already is)just because he hasnt got arrested in years.He helped cover up a double murder!!!Just because he didnt do the slice n dice,doesnt mean he is ignorant as to who did it.But in your book,he gets a pass b/c he has been a model(like millions of other Americans NOT involved in a double murder)citizen for the past few years.It’s people like YOU who run the judicial system,letting murderers out after 5 of 20 yrs served,Sex offenders out 2yrs of a 6yr bid,b.c they behaved in prison.Or people w/6 dui’s driving around killing people,beacause you plead down and plead down to avoid “costly”trials.It’s idiots like YOU who keep the violent ones ON the street.You call a guy a dickhead for expressing his desire to move out of baltimore.Is it his fault he doesn’t want to live around the crime,filth,corrupt, city that you seem so proud of.There are more gangs in Baltimore then teams in the NFL and more gang members then cops.But hey,put your purple camo on hun,yell “O” in the middle of the National Anthem and support a team who supports a murderer(s),just like the city is about to on Tuesday.
    @ham1: The Baltimoron Pen is actually Raven Stadium on a Sunday Afternoon home game.The degenerates get a 1 day pass to watch their killer team play football

  89. @SteelTown-6
    That doesn’t make any sense.
    Consider the *facts:* Witnesses state that Ray Lewis was more involved as a peacemaker.
    Witnesses state that Ben Rothlisberger was at the scene of the crime and acted accordingly as accused.
    That’s a huge difference.
    You have the police in one case trying to accuse a big name of something they didn’t properly have the case for. And in the other case you have a city where the DA did his job properly to determine the facts. The DA determined he couldn’t win in the case but it was obvious Ben Rothlisberger did something wrong.
    All I see is a bunch of football fanatic bias in all of these posts.
    Everyone on here knows if they had Ray Lewis on their team during his best years they’d actually do their due diligence to determine the facts as best as possible.
    But he’s not, so you do your best to ignore what has been stated and released publicly and base your opinion on rumors, assumptions, NFL conspiracies (seriously people, ridiculous) or some other crap to make yourself feel better.
    In the end you’re still just as ignorant as the next fanatic who posted below you.
    Stated one more time – ignorance is bliss.

  90. Give the Ravens public relations person a RAISE a huge RAISE. This person just managed to get a street named after a person that got away with murder. At least the Steelers and everyone in the Burgh are bailing on Ben Idiotberger.

  91. LOLZ.. Love the Ray bashing, the criminal should have been put away a long time ago.. But hey, it’s not like all the other streets in Baltimore don’t have murders/shootings/stabbings/drug dealings/etc., so his street will fit in just fine.

  92. People. Come On.
    Ray Lewis pleased to a *misdemeanor* charge of obstruction of justice.
    Meaning his obstruction was NOT damning to the case.
    Good grief.

  93. @art vandelay-rau – give it a break already. ray lewis is a great football player. he is not a great person. he disappears when the team loses and he’s in your face when the team wins and it’s “his” defense. but you can not deny that the man is in the top two or three MLB’s to ever plae the game. he didn’t commit murder. he committed stupidity. you act like the men who were killed were innocent bystanders. they came looking for a fight and ended up dead. do you know the real story behind why they came looking for a fight? probably not. i have heard through the grapevine what the “real” story is and it isn’t pretty. so stop acting like these pieces of garbage that got shanked were actually angels in disguise. unless perhaps one of them was your boyfriend or partner or whatever. give it a break. we don’t care about your police and legal expertise. don’t go away mad…. just go away….

  94. r3volution11 says: May 10, 2010 9:17 AM
    “Consider the *facts:* Witnesses state that Ray Lewis was more involved as a peacemaker.
    Witnesses state that Ben Rothlisberger was at the scene of the crime and acted accordingly as accused.
    That’s a huge difference. ”
    Facts?
    Whaaaat??
    You’re actually saying that [1] there were witnesses at [2] the scene of a “crime” Georgia who [3] witnessed a rape?
    Is that what you’re saying??
    ..and your handlers actually allow you internet access?

  95. Hmmm… enough evidence of murder to arrest and put on trial equals a street named after you.
    But a baseless rape allegation without an arrest, charge, or trial equals suspension and cries for execution.
    We like to blame politicians for the problems in this country, but maybe, just maybe, it’s due to the average intelligence of our citizens dropping below 100.
    Love to type more, but have to go start a fight with another dad at a little league game. Bye.

  96. Wow, there is alot of hate on this board. Ray didnt kill anyone & has committed a lot more good in this world than bad.
    This was a set up Florio,,,,funny stuff

  97. Following a Super Bowl XXXIV party in Atlanta on January 31, 2000, a fight broke out between him and another group of people, resulting in the stabbing deaths of Jacinth Baker and Richard Lollar. Lewis and two companions, Reginald Oakley and Joseph Sweeting, were brought to an Atlanta police station for questioning. Eleven days later, the three were indicted on murder and aggravated assault charges.
    Lewis’s attorney arranged for the murder charges against Lewis to be dropped in exchange for his testimony against Oakley and Sweeting, and a guilty plea to a misdemeanor charge of obstruction of justice.[20]. Lewis was sentenced to one year of probation and was fined US$250,000 by the NFL
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    Only naming a road after him? Maybe we should have a national holiday.

  98. This threads proves that the truth means nothing when you have an axe to grind. Baltimore took Cleveland’s sorry-assed team and made them Superbowl champs with one of the most dominating defenses ever to take the field in the history of the NFL…. led by my man DeathRay.
    DEAL WITH IT BEYACHES!
    @ art vandalay – the jokes on here are hilarious, then your dumbass actually tries to argue a point. what a tool

  99. @SteelTown-6
    Good job trying to change the subject.
    My point is that the accusers report was substantiated by multiple witnesses to the events that occurred outside of the bathroom. Obviously since witnesses stated that Ben’s guards stopped people from entering the bathroom, there were no witnesses inside. But it’d be funny that she’d have everything else outside of the bathroom correctly stated according to time line but have that minor detail of rape incorrect.
    Since what happened involving Ray Lewis occurred outside, there were multiple witnesses of the fight. Those witnesses stated he (let’s use numbers because it makes us look smarter) (1) did not have a knife (2) acted as a peacemaker (3) none of the group murdered those people.
    That’s right! Ray Lewis, and the two people he testified against on behalf of Atlanta, never were found guilty of murder.
    So if I’m wrong for *joking* that Ben is a rapist then you most assuredly are wrong for *stating* that Ray is a murderer.
    Notice those stars. That’s called highlighting. You can use those with numbers too!

  100. After reviewing all the worthy jokes, I still like the “dead end” one best.
    Ha ha — you’re naming a street in honor of this guy, Baltimore, and you have the nerve to try and shame Steeler fans over the Ben thing? Ha ha! You Baltimorons are too much.

  101. When your the Greatest Middle Linebacker of ALL TIME you can expect that people from the other 31 teams in the league will hate you.
    People make terrible mistakes in their lives and some recover but not too many have recovered in the fashion that Ray has.
    Anyway, he only has a street named after him, but we all know BALTIMORE IS THE CITY THAT REEEEEEEEEEDS!!!!

  102. “# Chicagojeff says: May 9, 2010 10:11 PM
    You guys are some real cut-ups.. let me take a stab at this..
    Ray Lewis Way will be in the bloodlines of the main city. You’ll be able to slash your commute in half by using R”
    ______________________________________
    No way to improve on that! Thanks!

  103. “Leroy’sButler says:
    May 10, 2010 12:34 AM
    Lawrence Taylor Day Care
    Michael Irvin Rehab Center
    Mark Chmura Prom Committee
    Donte Stallworth Drivers School
    Art Schlichter Casino
    Rae Carruth Trunk Inspection Service
    Sean Payton Pharmacy
    Michael Vick Veterinarian
    Fred Smoot Boat Rentals
    Lawrence Philips Marriage Counselor

    You forgot Santonio Holmes’ Family Planning Centter.

  104. # r3volution11 says: May 10, 2010 10:21 AM
    @SteelTown-6
    Good job trying to change the subject.
    My point is that the accusers report was substantiated by multiple witnesses to the events that occurred outside of the bathroom. Obviously since witnesses stated that Ben’s guards stopped people from entering the bathroom, there were no witnesses inside. But it’d be funny that she’d have everything else outside of the bathroom correctly stated according to time line but have that minor detail of rape incorrect.
    Since what happened involving Ray Lewis occurred outside, there were multiple witnesses of the fight. Those witnesses stated he (let’s use numbers because it makes us look smarter) (1) did not have a knife (2) acted as a peacemaker (3) none of the group murdered those people.
    That’s right! Ray Lewis, and the two people he testified against on behalf of Atlanta, never were found guilty of murder.
    So if I’m wrong for *joking* that Ben is a rapist then you most assuredly are wrong for *stating* that Ray is a murderer.
    ————————————
    No, because you’ve omitted key facts in your wishful account of what went on with Roethlisberger.
    The bar manager testified he saw what went on in the back area: he saw Ben talking to the young woman, who was sitting on a stool. There never was anyone sighted in the bathroom as the accuser stated, and her story (which version are you believing by the way, as it changed several times?) simply doesn’t pan out.
    The “minor detail” of rape she added later — her first report to the cops was, no I wasn’t raped, and I’m not even sure if I had sex.
    Please get your facts straight before commenting.

  105. @49erFanLivingInDallas
    “did you see his interview on the nfl network? When Rich Eisen asked him if he had spoke with Sergio Kindle yet he started his sentence with “when I drafted him…” he had to correct himself and say “when WE drafted him”….he has such over blown sense of purpose.”
    ——
    i think he used the word “I” because he was the one who actually announced the pick at the podium, not because he considers himself a linebacker/front office….calm down and consider the context

  106. Oh yes…. There is Frankie Boy…. was waiting for you to crawl out from under your rock. Obstruction of justise certainly is as bad as rape isn’t it. What’s wrong Frankie… did you Ben blow up doll spring a leak? What do you do now that your god has been unmasked as a sexual predator. Poor Frankie Burns…. Take your thumb out of your mouth and you might type faster….. Miscreant!

  107. Art get off the @%$# computer and take out the trash! I’m tired of you lounging around in only your Peyton Manning jersey and being a drain on society! Go to the store, because your Mom needs Tampons and get me some Marlboro Reds while you’re at it punk!

  108. u would think listening to all these losers…aka Ravens fans, that they actually won more than 1 Super Bowl…But they didn’t…and will be stuck on 1 as long as they have the worthless qb Flacco…
    Go Orioles…worst team in baseball…
    Baltimore- the armpit of the East Coast..

  109. Ow I do hope he does the Ray lewis Shuffle during the dedication ceremony. Please Ray, Please do!!!

  110. Did he kill someone? Maybe.
    Did he try to prevent 2 murdering thugs from getting caught? Yes.
    Did he then only help get said thugs caught to preserve his own freedom? Yes.
    But besides all of that, the guy is one amazing tackler. You can’t deny that. I bet if Hitler himself could have tackled like that he would have a bronze statue outside the inner harbor.
    Remember it is Baltimore. Their entire franchise is named after an insane, alcoholic writer, who some believe died of rabies.

  111. Did he kill someone? No.
    Did he try to prevent 2 murdering thugs from getting caught? No.
    Did he then only help get said thugs caught to preserve his own freedom? No.

  112. # r3volution11 says: May 10, 2010 2:36 PM
    innocent people don’t plea bargain kid…

  113. But your Mom pleaded…..oh you said plea…still don’t mean he’s guilty…just saying! Life in prison for a crime you didn’t commit can make a man plea quick!

  114. Oops….my bad. I said “Death Row”….
    Must be the post Mother’s Day Hangover. But you still owe those other guys credit for the Murder’s Row comment…. give credit where credit is due….. no matter how lame. 🙂

  115. Perhaps the best inside linebacker of all time…best Raven of all time. If you don’t respect Ray Lewis than you do not respect this game. Enough said from a Jets fan.

  116. # ppdoc13 says: May 10, 2010 11:38 AM
    Oh yes…. There is Frankie Boy…. was waiting for you to crawl out from under your rock. Obstruction of justise certainly is as bad as rape isn’t it. What’s wrong Frankie… did you Ben blow up doll spring a leak? What do you do now that your god has been unmasked as a sexual predator. Poor Frankie Burns…. Take your thumb out of your mouth and you might type faster….. Miscreant!
    —————————————
    Yes, that’s me — ooh you really got me that time! Next you’ll be calling me “scalliwag” or worse, “rapscallion.” Heavens to Betsy, I don’t know if I can take it!
    Just pointing out the facts, scrotum squeezer — like for example, how when you talk about Ben you are dealing in SHADOWS and ALLEGATIONS. Versus Ray, where the charges are documented and the orange-jumpsuit pics are there for all to see.
    Also how amusing it is for your boy r3volution to get all “c’mon let’s reason and not condemn on hearsay” when it comes to one of his own.
    Catch ya later, ball boy.

  117. # r3volution11 says: May 9, 2010 10:21 PM
    If people would only read.
    Ignorance is bliss.
    ————————————–
    I love the guy who busts on others for ignorance, yet manages to screw up the facts of a case involving some other team’s players something fierce.
    Dude, you have the Roethlisberger “facts” so screwed up, it’s not funny. Typical PFT message board hypocrite.
    Better go back and check who really saw what and when, in the back by the bathroom.

  118. Oh Frankie….. I am wounded. Not as badly as your god rapistburger but wounded nonetheless. See the difference between you and me, other than the fact that I have XY chromosomal pattern and you don’t, is that I will admit that Ray is just a person who has foibles, foulups, and is human. That being said, he is the best MLB to ever play the game.
    The more you hear about Rapistburger the more this is to dislike. He is a major league TURD. He is a sexual predator. Not well liked by his team. Jerkoff every time he goes to a bar. I don’t however, think I have EVER heard you question your god. Can’t do that now can you. Might get struck down by lightning. Go back to your mommy’s basement with your Ben blowup doll. Football season starts in a few months. By then you will need your seasonal shower anyway.

  119. salty says:
    That’s right folks: Baltimore, only 7 pro football championships behind Cleveland. 🙂 Good luck catching up!
    ———————————————-
    When you have to name your history lesson “pro football championships”, you’re teaching ancient history. The “Super Bowl” has been around for almost 50 years. What have you done for us in the last 4 decades, Cleveland? You haven’t even played in a championship game since the merger. Smiley face or not, that is weak smack.

  120. According to the Chris Rock formula the amount of violence on a given street is determined by the amount of violence that person supported in real life, only with an inverse relationship. For example, Martin Luther King Jr. street and Ceaser Chavez way will be very violent streets. Time will only tell how violent Ray Lewis way is, but in the court of the PFT irony committee, the guilt of Ray Lewis will be determined by how much violence is on the street barring his name.

  121. Funny stuff….
    Was going to chime in on Murderers Row, but obviously we havent forgot about his past…
    Ravens fans have,but the rest of us havent.
    Ray, the murderer, always does his interviews like a preacher now….
    Ben is an idiot, but Ray Lewis “killed” somebody

  122. comment_submission_error says:
    May 10, 2010 8:33 PM
    When you have to name your history lesson “pro football championships”, you’re teaching ancient history. The “Super Bowl” has been around for almost 50 years. What have you done for us in the last 4 decades, Cleveland? You haven’t even played in a championship game since the merger. Smiley face or not, that is weak smack.
    ———————————————-
    Not my fault that you’re hurt by the truth. Don’t worry the Raven might catch up by the time your great-grandkid has grandkids. Also – check your language. Cleveland HAS played in championship games since then…

  123. In baseball, this would be called a “meatball.” Yes, all you Raven haters, Ray Lewis Way is right smack in the ‘hood.

  124. Randall Woodfield’s Highway Adoption Agency.
    Look it up.
    That’s right. The packers drafted a soon to be serial killer. Never heard that before, did you?

  125. Leroy’s Butler
    We need to keep that glorious list going:
    *Dwayne Goodrich’s Good Samaritan Seminar
    *Dexter Clinkscale’s Coming out Management
    *Mercury Morris: South Beach Sand Inc.
    *Darryl Henley’s Appeals Process Firm
    *Demitrius Underwood’s Faith based Personal Coping
    This list can go forever

  126. Not to be outdone, Pittsburgh is naming a street after Hines Ward – Cheap Shot Alley

  127. Ray Lewis Way? PLEASE. Everytime a car backfires you better be flat down on the street. Heck, he’s probably the one shooting!!! Murderer.

  128. @ Don’t Taze Me Bro
    At least you tried to make an insightful comment about Ray Lewis, unlike the usual collection of hicks who oblige us with their hilarious Ray Lewis Murder quips any day Mr. Florio needs a few dozen more clicks. As predictable as Pavlov’s dog.
    But here is what I’ll say about your comment, DTMB, regarding Ray helping to conceal the identity of the those who stabbed Baker and Lolar. Yes, his initial instinct when the police rolled up on his limo was to clam up and tell those with him to keep quiet too. And for that he paid a heavy price when he was convicted for obstruction.
    However, Ray quickly came clean with the details of the events that occurred that night: how his group was attacked by Baker, welding a bottle, and how they responded by fighting back and then fleeing. In fact he testified on behalf of the State against his “friends” Oakley and Sweeting — whom a jury acquitted after a half day of deliberation.
    Ray was wrong for hanging out with questionable people at questionable hours, and he was wrong for being uncooperative with police. But he learned a lesson and has noticeably changed in the ten years since it all went down. Which is more than you can say about a dozen other NFL players who have had multiple transgressions in more recent years.
    Does Ray blather nonsense at times? Yeah. He has an ego and isn’t afraid to share it. But it hardly makes him a bad guy.
    People rarely talk about the regular volunteering he does with local police to help train them. Nor does anyone mention that the street named in his honor was done because it’s in the part of town where Ray distributes thanksgiving turkey baskets every year.
    But, you know, whatever. Back to the jokes.

  129. # ppdoc13 says: May 10, 2010 8:30 PM
    Oh Frankie….. I am wounded. Not as badly as your god rapistburger but wounded nonetheless. See the difference between you and me, other than the fact that I have XY chromosomal pattern and you don’t, is that I will admit that Ray is just a person who has foibles, foulups, and is human. That being said, he is the best MLB to ever play the game.
    —————————————-
    Wow, you admit he has “foibles” pretty much like every other person — ooh you sure did admit a lot there bud. Right before of course you jumped into that sweet sweet compliment. Way to get all honest and fault-recognizing dude!
    Listen, when you and all your Raven fan buds stop drooling over Ray’s pre-game chicken dance as they pretty much show their approval for everything he’s done — THEN maybe we’ll talk about how hard you hyprocrites want Steelers fans to come down on Ben.
    Until then, you can take your double standard and use it for a suppository. Mmkay bud?

  130. # shaslers says: May 12, 2010 11:22 AM
    People rarely talk about the regular volunteering he does with local police to help train them. Nor does anyone mention that the street named in his honor was done because it’s in the part of town where Ray distributes thanksgiving turkey baskets every year.
    But, you know, whatever. Back to the jokes.
    ——————————————–
    Like the ones you probably made or laughed along with when the funnies were directed at Roethlisberger? Funny how that works huh?
    And yeah, never mind Ben came up with the Police K-9 fund, or works with Make a Wish kids, or footed the bill for a whole pee-wee team to fly out and play a game… nah we’ll get one-sided Sport Illustrated articles which all the sheep will baah at as they graze.
    But hey, whatever, as long as guys like ppdoc can continue to live in their TMZ world all is good. Right?

  131. Uh Frank, sorry I don’t fit your stereotype, but no, I haven’t made a single Rapistberger-style joke or done anything to pile-on at all on your boy Ben.
    It would be convenient to brush aside my attempt to fairly characterize Ray Lewis by assuming that I’m not so level-headed when it comes to Ben.
    Problem is, each man stands on his own actions–the one doesn’t have anything to do with the other. There’s that, and there’s the fact you just accused me of something completely wrong.
    But hey, false and loose accusations are something you seem pretty comfortable with, aren’t they?

  132. While you’re busy ragging, shaslers, maybe you should notice the word “probably” that I used. Sorry if this place is so full of hypocrites, I just assumed you might be one of them. If you didn’t join the sheep, then I congratulate you.
    The rest still stands though — Ravens fans will have the right to demand things from Steeler fans, the minute they stop going all ga-ga over Ray’s pre-game antics. That hasn’t changed.

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