Ray Lewis’s oldest son, Ray Lewis III, will be a freshman on the football team at Miami in the fall. But because of his famous name, he’s already accustomed to having a spotlight on him. And that spotlight isn’t always comfortable.
Local 6 in Orlando has profiled Tatyana McCall, the mother of Ray Lewis III and two of Ray Lewis’s five other children, and in the profile McCall talks about how she has to talk to her son about the 2000 incident that left two people stabbed to death and resulted in Ray Lewis pleading guilty to obstruction of justice after first being charged with murder.
McCall described the scene at her house after the AFC Championship Game, when Ray Lewis III got a message on Twitter referring to his dad as a murderer.
“We’re all celebrating and Ray-Ray casually walks into the kitchen and shows me a tweet on his cell phone,” McCall said. “Someone tweeted to him, ‘How does it feel to have a father who’s a murderer?’ So Ray Ray said, ‘So what should I say?’ And I said, ‘What do you think you should say? Is your father a murderer?’”
This appears to be the exchange McCall is referring to: Ray Lewis III got a message saying, “how does it feel to have a dad who killed someone,” Lewis replied by tweeting, “I feel like a boss,” and the person who sent the tweet responded, “dude that’s pretty sad. Grow up.”
McCall defends Lewis, saying, “He’s got a past. So what?” But for their oldest son, that past can lead to some uncomfortable questions.