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Ray Lewis won’t testify at Nate Webster trial

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We noted at the start of the trial of former NFL linebacker Nate Webster that Ray Lewis was among the people who had been issued a subpoena. But Lewis will not be involved in the trial after all.

Mary Jill Donovan, one of Webster’s attorneys, told the Cincinnati Enquirer that Lewis will not be called to testify in the ongoing trial. It is not clear what relevant information the defense thought Lewis might have had that led him to be listed as a potential witness in the case.

Webster is facing 30 years in prison if jurors can be convinced that his sexual relationship with a teenage girl began when she was 15. Webster admits that he had sex with the girl while he was in his 30s and she was a teenager, but he says it began after she turned 16, which is the age of consent in Ohio. Prosecutors say the sexual relationship began when the girl was 15.

The girl testified on Thursday that Webster pressured her into sex and threatened to kill her and her family if she told anyone. Jurors also heard an audio recording that the girl surreptitiously made of a phone conversation in which Webster talked about having sex with her and told her, “I got this new move I want to try. . . . A nasty move.”

Webster faces charges of sexual battery, gross sexual imposition (sexual touching) and five counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.

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35 Responses to “Ray Lewis won’t testify at Nate Webster trial”
  1. Peter Venkman says: Apr 20, 2012 2:29 PM

    Ray should give Webster some lawyer advice since he did, you know, get away with murder.

  2. twindaddy says: Apr 20, 2012 2:30 PM

    “I got this new move I want to try. . . . A nasty move.”

    Wow. Nate’s got game! What a line.

  3. tfbuckfutter says: Apr 20, 2012 2:36 PM

    Good news for Webster….usually when Ray testifies other people go to jail.

  4. babyhorsemorgan says: Apr 20, 2012 2:42 PM

    O.K., if he went pedo on her when she was 16 and not 15, take a year off the pig’s sentence. 29 years of being sodomized in the joint instead of 30. Better, Nate?

  5. mrpilsner says: Apr 20, 2012 2:43 PM

    Does Jerry know about this?

  6. ppdoc13 says: Apr 20, 2012 2:47 PM

    Hey venkman – your name, your comment are all very old. I’d say as old as the third or 4th layer of crust on you underwear. Give it a break. No one cares

  7. daweapon says: Apr 20, 2012 2:49 PM

    So the day has come that Ray Lewis had nothing to offer to the defense.

  8. RavenzGunnerz says: Apr 20, 2012 2:56 PM

    Ray should give Webster some lawyer advice since he did, you know, get away with murder.
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    Innocent until proven guilty much in USA?

    People seem to convict fast these days.

  9. raiderapologist says: Apr 20, 2012 3:01 PM

    twindaddy says: Apr 20, 2012 2:30 PM

    “I got this new move I want to try. . . . A nasty move.”

    Donkey punch? Pasadena mudslide? Dirty muskie? Hollywood humb0lt?

  10. dsimp724 says: Apr 20, 2012 3:06 PM

    Will big ben be called as a character witness

  11. briang123 says: Apr 20, 2012 3:07 PM

    30 years in jail? No broad is worth that. And I am sure this girl won’t be after some loot from a civil lawsuit after he is convicted. (or not, just ask O.J. how that works)

  12. babyhorsemorgan says: Apr 20, 2012 3:14 PM

    Slimeballs like Webster make women hate sex.

    “Better never, than Nate.”.

  13. listenupcupcake says: Apr 20, 2012 3:18 PM

    What boggles my mind is that an NFL player (!) has to “pressure” a teenage girl to get laid. His social skills have to be less than zero.

  14. shawnc16 says: Apr 20, 2012 3:33 PM

    Peter Venkman says:Apr 20, 2012 2:29 PM

    Ray should give Webster some lawyer advice since he did, you know, get away with murder.
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    You do realize that even the prosecutors didn’t say Ray Lewis stabbed anyone right?

  15. southpaw2k says: Apr 20, 2012 3:39 PM

    Peter Venkman says:
    Apr 20, 2012 2:29 PM
    Ray should give Webster some lawyer advice since he did, you know, get away with murder.

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    I am amazed that this stupid joke is still circulated around this website’s comments. It stopped being funny about, oh, 10 years ago. Besides, are you going to try telling me with a straight face that because Ray Lewis was a defendant in a murder trial you wouldn’t want him leading your defense for the past 15 years?

  16. latchbeam says: Apr 20, 2012 3:47 PM

    ppdoc… are you sticking up for ray Lewis? You might as be Nate Webster to the family of the guy that was killed by Lewis and his crew… no one forgets murderers… it doesn’t get “old”

  17. latchbeam says: Apr 20, 2012 3:49 PM

    shawnc… that’s actually not what prosecutors said at all!!!

  18. boberto21 says: Apr 20, 2012 4:00 PM

    Why the hell is this only listed under the Ravens and Bengals? Nate was also a Buccaneer and Bronco yet I don’t see this story on their pages.

  19. reed20fence says: Apr 20, 2012 4:11 PM

    Many players in the NFL openly say that Ray mentors them on and off the field.

    Maybe he was being considered as a character witness?

    In any case, it doesn’t matter. Haters gonna hate.

  20. cowhawkfan says: Apr 20, 2012 4:21 PM

    Ray may not have stabbed anyone, but he was complicit in the murder when he helped cover it up

  21. 3octaveFart says: Apr 20, 2012 4:29 PM

    “It is not clear what relevant information the defense thought Lewis might have had that led him to be listed as a potential witness in the case.”

    His ability to sing like a canary when a little pressure is applied?

  22. yyyass says: Apr 20, 2012 4:34 PM

    It’s outrageous that Big Ben is even mentioned along with this pervert. Ben always makes sure the girls are older than 16 before he rapes ‘em.

  23. dowhatifeellike says: Apr 20, 2012 4:57 PM

    yyyass says:
    Apr 20, 2012 4:34 PM
    It’s outrageous that Big Ben is even mentioned along with this pervert. Ben always makes sure the girls are older than 16 before he rapes ‘em.

    —-

    Ben thinks statutory is too vanilla.

  24. baredon says: Apr 20, 2012 5:08 PM

    As many adult women out there just waiting with panties down for an NFL anybody… And you pick on a 15 yr old..?? Dumb and dumber….

  25. fullphoenix says: Apr 20, 2012 5:57 PM

    The best these guys can do is sodomize a 15 year old for piece of @ss?

  26. duanethomas says: Apr 20, 2012 7:29 PM

    @fullphoenix. Who are “these guys”? This guy Webster is a peodophile and that’s what those guys do. Not typical Bengal, NFL player or person. “Those guys” are at the bottom of the totem pole in prison and he will be treated as such…….if convicted.

  27. nockinon7sdoor says: Apr 20, 2012 7:41 PM

    Said RavenzGunnerz:

    Innocent until proven guilty much in USA?

    People seem to convict fast these days.

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    “Innocent until proven guilty” applies in a court of law, not in the court of public opinion. People are free to reach any conclusion they wish regarding the guilt or innocence of an accused person, even after a verdict has been reached.

    Having said that, I will agree with many on here that the ‘Ray Lewis got away with murder’ stuff is idiotic.

  28. theravenlives2 says: Apr 20, 2012 8:04 PM

    tfbuckfutter says:
    Apr 20, 2012 2:36 PM
    Good news for Webster….usually when Ray testifies other people go to jail.

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    Except that the other two defendants in the case weren’t found guilty. A jury said they were innocent.

    By why let the facts get in the way when you’re trying to be clever. Now go back to watching your sister on Maury and get off the internet.

  29. 2ndaryinsanity says: Apr 20, 2012 9:45 PM

    He admitted to having sex with her. Even if she was 16 at the time , it’s pretty pathetic for a grown man in his 30′s to have a sexual relationship with a teenager who isn’t even old enough to vote.

  30. theravenlives2 says: Apr 20, 2012 11:11 PM

    “Innocent until proven guilty” applies in a court of law, not in the court of public opinion. People are free to reach any conclusion they wish regarding the guilt or innocence of an accused person, even after a verdict has been reached
    ================================

    But yet you seem absolutely positive that he did it. Even the prosecutor said he didn’t stab anyone, and his co-defendents were found innocent.

    Ed Garland, Lewis’ lawyer went to the prosecutors and said, “what do you have?,” and the prosecutors said “nothing.” They tried every way possible to pin this on Lewis, but they couldn’t. But hey, what do we all know…you KNOW he’s guilty, right?

  31. joetoronto says: Apr 21, 2012 5:38 AM

    This story is NOT about Ray Lewis or Ben Roethlisberger, hello???

    This scumbucket goes by the name of Nate Webster.

    This POS should be sent to prison for a long time, so he can get raped by the general prison population.

    Over and over again.

  32. twindaddy says: Apr 21, 2012 8:00 AM

    It’s amazing that after, what, 12 or 13 years now that people are still arguing over the Ray Lewis trial.

    Nate Webster played most of his career for the Buccaneers and last played with the Broncos, so only mentioning him as a Bengal shows a kind of bias against that team. Although, this allegedly (I hate that word) happen in Cincinnati, so maybe that’s why only the Bengals are tagged in the post.

  33. nockinon7sdoor says: Apr 22, 2012 3:07 PM

    theravenlives2 says:
    Apr 20, 2012 11:11 PM
    “Innocent until proven guilty” applies in a court of law, not in the court of public opinion. People are free to reach any conclusion they wish regarding the guilt or innocence of an accused person, even after a verdict has been reached
    ================================

    But yet you seem absolutely positive that he did it. Even the prosecutor said he didn’t stab anyone, and his co-defendents were found innocent.

    Ed Garland, Lewis’ lawyer went to the prosecutors and said, “what do you have?,” and the prosecutors said “nothing.” They tried every way possible to pin this on Lewis, but they couldn’t. But hey, what do we all know…you KNOW he’s guilty, right?

    ______________________________

    Where do you even see me commenting on the guilt or innonence of Mr. Lewis. I believe I said that those who continue to call him a murderer are idiots. There is no evidence that he killed anyone.

  34. jamesstinnett says: Apr 24, 2012 3:51 PM

    Actually the legal consent age in Ohio is 16 years old.. (gross i know).. So it makes a huge difference if she is 15 or 16. It means jail time or none… I think the dude should be locked up for a while, and the state oh Ohio should really update the law…

  35. gmen1987 says: Apr 25, 2012 9:46 PM

    Amazing how many fangirls these criminal elements. have.

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