Ray Lewis won’t wait around to face his son

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After last week’s win over the Browns, Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis told NFL Network that he’ll know when it’s time to call it quits as a player, and that when the time comes he’ll be done — with no waffling and no unretiring.

On Tuesday’s Pro Football Talk, I asked Lewis if he’ll wait around at the NFL long enough for a chance to tackle his son, Ray Lewis III, who’ll enroll next year at the University of Miami.

After having a good laugh, Ray made it clear that the time to be a full-time father is coming.  And it sounds like it’s coming whenever Ray III actually starts playing in games at the University of Miami.

To judge for yourself, check out the video.

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23 responses to “Ray Lewis won’t wait around to face his son

  1. God I love this guy… As a Panthers fan, 2 years ago when Steve Smith was thinking about leaving for Baltimore, I was thinking about how awesome it would be for these two guys to be on the same team. So much passion for the game and passion for making an impact on and off the field as well, I couldn’t help but hope he would make the move and go to the Ravens and potentially win a Superbowl with Ray Lewis, (obviously I’m glad he stayed in Charlotte since the Jimmy Clausen experiment is over).

    Love my Panthers, but respect Ray Lewis and the Ravens so much.

  2. Nice story, but doesn’t being a full time father start much earlier than the kid’s 18th birthday? Not full time in a traditional sense, but full time meaning you’re a significant part of your child’s life. He may be a good father, but the wording sounds odd.

  3. He seemed to be speaking like Kramer in the ‘Jimmy’s down!’ episode..a little slurred, as if under the influence of Novacaine.

  4. He looks like The Rock in that picture. 1st ballot HOFer, regardless of his off the field persona. Best LB’s of our time… Taylor > Seau > Lewis. Who else touches those three since 1985? Brooks?

  5. Ray is a living legend, just to see the respect other players and offensive coordinators give to this man is enough to prove to anyone that he is the greatest defender to ever play the game.

    I’m going to miss you when you decide to hang that jersey up for good Ray, you are one of the best to ever play the game.

  6. From time of your post Tom Travis I can see you must have been having a sweet dream. O’s won’t make it past the first series and everyone knows the rat birds never win the big ones so back to sleep. Sweet dreams in the city that never wins the big ones.

  7. Watching him on the field is painful. He moves so slow. Is never around the ball. What a waste of a roster spot and money..same with reed. Can’t wait til ben throws for 500 yards against this joke of a defense…

  8. Love the way Ray Lewis plays football, personal stuff aside. Leads with fire and conviction, plays balls out all the time. As a Giants fan i would love to clone him and plug him in our defense.

  9. Not a Ravens fan, but you have to love what this guy brings to the field! Feel bad for his son already. Just like all the other sons of Hall of Fame players, so much will be expected of him and I won’t be surprised if he turns out like all the rest who are only known because of their dads and not skill.

  10. The greatest linebacker of my generation for sure.

    I’m a Bucs fan through and through and to me the only one who even comes close to Ray Lewis status in this generation was Derrick Brooks but, as well know, it’s really not that close.

  11. @leroysbutler,
    obviously, neither of us know first hand what happened that night when the shots rang out outside that club. However, watching ray in the league for the past decade, I don’t know that there’s a player who has been more dedicated and upstanding in that time. So, by all means, judge a man based on one moment, about which you know little or nothing, but it only makes you look stupid. Ray will simply continue to dominate on the field and help others off.

  12. csviafw says: Oct 2, 2012 11:48 PM

    Nice story, but doesn’t being a full time father start much earlier than the kid’s 18th birthday?
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    At last count he has six kids by four different women so I imagine some of them are young enough to still need a full time father. Of course if they don’t all live under the same roof that still may be logistically difficult.

  13. patsfiend says:Oct 3, 2012 1:01 AM

    He looks like The Rock in that picture. 1st ballot HOFer, regardless of his off the field persona. Best LB’s of our time… Taylor > Seau > Lewis. Who else touches those three since 1985? Brooks?

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    Seau better than Lewis? That’s a good joke.

  14. Nofoolnodrool says: Oct 3, 2012 4:47 AM

    Sweet dreams in the city that never wins the big ones.

    Baltimore football teams have won SBs twice(5 & 35) and the WS in ’83,’77,and ’66. No need to consider the facts when making foolish statements though.

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