With the presumed future employer of Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis devoting 30 minutes of air time to a 13-year-old case of double murder, it’s hard for Lewis or the Ravens to criticize any other media outlet for paying attention to the story.
The Buffalo News has paid plenty of attention to it on Thursday, with a story and video regarding the first visit of the mother of one of the victims to his grave.
Priscilla Lollar didn’t attend the funeral and hadn’t been to the cemetery, which is only 21 miles from the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton. Lollar recently told USA Today that she still holds out hope that her son, Richard, will walk through the door of her home.
“I don’t discuss him in the past,” Lollar said. “I don’t really acknowledge anything.”
She acknowledged everything on Wednesday, taking another son to the site of Richard Lollar’s grave.
“I want to see if he’s in there,” Priscilla Lollar said at the site where Richard Lollar is buried, via Tim Graham of the Buffalo News. “I don’t know. I don’t know.
“I never seen him in no casket or anything. So I don’t know. Now I want to see what’s up under here. I want to see if he’s in there or anything.
“I want him to come on back home! I just want him to come home!”
The reality is that no one would be talking or writing about this story if the Ravens weren’t headed to the Super Bowl, for what will be the final game in the 17-year career of Ray Lewis. And Priscilla Lollar likely wouldn’t be talking and thinking as much about it.
The only remotely good news in all of this is that Priscilla Lollar may have finally obtained some closure.
[Photo credit: Buffalo News]