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Dion Lewis deletes tweet regarding Hernandez “snitch”

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Browns running back Dion Lewis learned the hard way on Wednesday that tweets can’t be wiped clean by simply hitting the delete button.

Regarding the murder charges pending against Aaron Hernandez, Lewis made this observation regarding the information provided to police by Carlos Ortiz, via the Cleveland Plain Dealer:  “Aaron Hernandez homie snitched on him lol. #unrealfriends.”

Lewis, who was traded to Cleveland by the Eagles earlier this year, deleted the tweet after being called out by some of his followers, and he tried to defend it by explaining “I ain’t say he was right for murdering him genius.”

No, Lewis didn’t.  But he did suggest it was wrong for Ortiz to cooperate with police, by using the term “snitched.”

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  1. DubZ480 says: Jul 10, 2013 6:46 PM

    Ray Lewis agrees with Dion Lewis
    #Snitchesgetstitches!!

  2. dannythebisforbeast says: Jul 10, 2013 6:46 PM

    When a friend of yours kills another friend of yours make sure you have the murderers back Dion. Just keep it real and say..”I ain’t know nothing” ..cause that would be the truth.

  3. irishdodger says: Jul 10, 2013 6:47 PM

    Idiot.

  4. ordinaryday6 says: Jul 10, 2013 6:47 PM

    Ugh. my team is chock full of idiots. good luck, Chip.

  5. jack3dsd says: Jul 10, 2013 6:50 PM

    what a dirt lol

  6. Waffle 2.0 says: Jul 10, 2013 6:53 PM

    Yes Dion, I would certainly hope that my real friends would help me hide the execution of one of my others friends and not cooperate with the people trying to stop others from executing each other.

    #filthyanimal

  7. evilfrasiercrane says: Jul 10, 2013 6:54 PM

    “I ain’t say” Dion Lewis is too bright and definitely not a genius.

  8. stoopidfool says: Jul 10, 2013 6:54 PM

    Ortiz good

    Snowden bad

    guess it doesn’t matter whether or not you’re a rat, just who you ratted on

  9. floratiotime says: Jul 10, 2013 6:55 PM

    I no longer wonder how 21 NFL players have been arrested since the Superbowl.

  10. maiphatdong says: Jul 10, 2013 6:56 PM

    #twittergeniusstrikesagain

  11. greyhawk9 says: Jul 10, 2013 6:56 PM

    did this guy really go to college?

  12. tacowrecker says: Jul 10, 2013 6:56 PM

    Well then if somebody robs Lewis blind or shoots him, I hope NOBODY tells the police anything! Wouldn’t want anyone “snitching” on whoever did it, right?

  13. skinswillsurprise says: Jul 10, 2013 7:00 PM

    He would be the first to call the cops if something happened to him or his family. People are so stupid! Like I say, don’t do nothing around me that causes me to snitch!

  14. j0esixpack says: Jul 10, 2013 7:05 PM

    I think the difference here is that Ray Lewis was smart enough to “snitch” on his homies before they snitched on him.

    In Hernandez case, this so called “mastermind” (I don’t think that word means what they think it means) left clues all over the place, including a vehicle rented in his name at the crime scene – and then sat back while his “friends” snitched on him.

    Just as well – Hernandez is clearly an arrogant idiotic sociopath who seemed to think himself above the law – even when it came to murder.

  15. spfripp says: Jul 10, 2013 7:07 PM

    The way I look at it is Hernandez is not much of a friend himself placing Ortiz in the situation he is in. If one of my friends were to place me in that situation (which I doubt it would ever happen because they are not so stupid to do something like that.) I would “snitch” on them too. Which also says something about the kind of person Lewis is.

  16. bigfunky13 says: Jul 10, 2013 7:13 PM

    Pretty sure Haslam is going to like how this guy rolls.

  17. justintuckrule says: Jul 10, 2013 7:21 PM

    Dummy just put himself in the crosshairs of that craziness. #gladhe’saneagle

  18. revskip says: Jul 10, 2013 7:21 PM

    The reason the edict against snitching exists is two-fold.

    1. The police in lower income areas aren’t all angels who signed up to protect and serve. Some of them are just criminals who had the good sense to play for the state rather than the other side of the fence. Those bad apples erode the trust many have in any policeman/woman.

    2. There is a perception in low income areas that the police don’t serve the community. Programs like stop and frisk in NYC, profiling of minorities, etc just make it less likely that anyone of color would have a good faith basis to believe that the police are in fact trying to help. Ironically that reticence to assist the police in turn leads to much lower clearance rates for homicide than in more affluent communities.

  19. cheffyglenn says: Jul 10, 2013 7:32 PM

    And people wonder how these NFL players lose all the millions they get paid. Probably not the smartest guys on the corner. It is a joke when they are said to be college graduates. Didn’t know bubonics was still being taught.

  20. jackblackshairyback says: Jul 10, 2013 7:41 PM

    Dion is still young, and many times it takes some real life, first-hand experience to realize that if you have to not rat on your “friend”, they aren’t a friend. A friend wouldn’t be putting you in the position to have to cover up for them.

  21. thegreatgabbert says: Jul 10, 2013 7:44 PM

    Patriots will be selling a line of honorary Carlos Ortiz jerseys. For the children.

  22. dcapettini says: Jul 10, 2013 7:59 PM

    Not cooperating with police is often a matter of self preservation. I would never cooperate against a juvenile because they will be out before the day is done and may instigate retaliation by their friends even if they don’t do it themselves. They know that they will not really be punished and all the charges will be lumped together.
    As for the culture of not “snitching”, I believe that it is also part of the police culture as well. Trying to get police to cooperate with authorities against other police in all but the most heinous crimes is almost useless, particularly within any particular organization. Evidence disappears and memories cloud. I know a retired cop that was picked up twice in the same night for drunken driving and not only was not arrested, but the second time the officer called another cop to drive the guy home. He thought it was hilarious.

  23. banger60 says: Jul 10, 2013 8:01 PM

    just some more OG mentality that made it to the NFL, be looking for his name in a police blotter in the near future.

  24. Donald Whitaker says: Jul 10, 2013 8:24 PM

    Sorry you guys dont understand where he’s coming from but Dion didnt say anything wrong. My feelings on “snitching” is if you were tough enough to do the crime with your friend you should be tough enough to do the time. If a regular law abiding citizen wants to share info with the police that’s fine, its their civic duty. But people of Hernandez’s & Ortiz’s ilk (allegedly) shouldn’t be cooperating with police for reduce sentences. That’s a complete act of cowardice.

  25. officialgame says: Jul 10, 2013 8:27 PM

    Lewis is an imbecile.

  26. thegreatgabbert says: Jul 10, 2013 8:31 PM

    Cops could smell the fear on Carlos. Mostly because he shat his pants when they cleared their throat at the front door.

  27. melikefootball says: Jul 10, 2013 8:39 PM

    This is what the NFL is becoming.

  28. harrisonhits2 says: Jul 10, 2013 9:05 PM

    Lewis would be crying to the cops like a 5 year old girl who just fell down and skinned her knee if he was involved in a murder or other heavy duty crime

  29. remyje says: Jul 10, 2013 9:05 PM

    Donald Whitaker said it perfect

  30. sjoyner59 says: Jul 10, 2013 9:06 PM

    ordinaryday6 says: Jul 10, 2013 6:47 PM

    Ugh. my team is chock full of idiots. good luck, Chip.

    he got trader months ago,Chip won’t be concerned about anything he says !

  31. kwjsb says: Jul 10, 2013 9:08 PM

    Cut him now

  32. novalvr62 says: Jul 10, 2013 9:13 PM

    I 100% agree with this guys tweet. That Ortiz guy is as big a scumbag as anyone else involved in this case and all he’s getting is a gun charge? It all makes sense now. And for any of you geniuses saying Hernandez “put him” in that position just do us all a favor and keep your mouths shut. This Ortiz guy has an extensive criminal record so he knew damn well what he was doing. Everyone is so fixated on Aaron carrying out every step of this crime on his own that you can’t even consider the idea that these two other guys could have played a big role as well. God forbid any of you serve on that jury.

  33. lks311 says: Jul 10, 2013 9:18 PM

    I love twitter.

  34. elifan4life says: Jul 10, 2013 9:19 PM

    thank god training camp is 3 weeks away!

  35. packeranddarien says: Jul 10, 2013 9:20 PM

    ordinaryday6 says: Jul 10, 2013 6:47 PM

    Ugh. my team is chock full of idiots. good luck, Chip.

    What team is that? Cause it’s not Chip Kelly’s

  36. lennydpocketqb says: Jul 10, 2013 9:21 PM

    The Eagles are in a but load of trouble next season. I love it!

  37. nonjaghater says: Jul 10, 2013 9:23 PM

    Brawn not brains. Not your typical player

  38. lanman11 says: Jul 10, 2013 9:26 PM

    The Political Correctness Police strike again. Most of us recognize that he is in fact snitching. It’s just a fact. But in todays PC world, largely media driven, you can never acknowledge the obvious. You must pretend it does not exist. You must be intolerant of anyone that acknowledges that the obvious exists. In other words, you must be a liberal democrat.

  39. offthelows says: Jul 10, 2013 9:30 PM

    the “no snitches” culture is what has led to a 4th of July weekend that saw 70 shot and 12 killed in Chicago. It’s a toxic mindset especially when related to violent crime

  40. jkulha86 says: Jul 10, 2013 9:32 PM

    You can take the person out of the ghetto, but you can’t take the ghetto out of the person.

  41. djstat says: Jul 10, 2013 9:37 PM

    Revskip: your comments make you out to be a racist. You basically are saying all low income people are of color. What nonsense is that? Also plenty of low income people are not criminals. Criminals complain about snitching cause that’s how they get caught.

  42. hatetriot4life says: Jul 10, 2013 9:56 PM

    @donald Whitaker your right on snitching only applies to those involved in the street life every other 9-5 average joe can always call 50 n b a witness drop statement n its all good n no one is mad but the person who gets caught but in this case all lips should b zipped n take your share in blame gangstas

  43. vman0626 says: Jul 10, 2013 10:00 PM

    stop blaming the police. go to school. stop molesting your sisters. respect others. study. get a job. i am sick and tired of the oppressed whining about everything and trying to rationalize and justify the fact they receive handouts and interest free college loans, etc. start being accountable and responsible.

  44. sandman34rt says: Jul 10, 2013 10:08 PM

    I ain’t no never sait nothing

  45. horses721 says: Jul 10, 2013 10:17 PM

    As long as people like Lewis criticize snitches, many of the social problems in this country won’t be solved. Keep blaming somebody else for your problems. Don’t look in the mirror because you might find the problem is you!

  46. dadsource says: Jul 10, 2013 10:22 PM

    The complete lack of moral code that these criminals hide behind is appalling. To claim that you received honor for lying to protect a friend is the exact opposite. I would rather stand up for principle and character and try to defend some ‘character’. And I don’t give a rats a** Where you grew up or who you are or who you roll with it just does not matter. Excuses are excuses and the truth is the truth. Anyone who lowers himself to protect an individual instead of protecting the rights of all individuals should be in jail. Your moral code is broken.

    And for the record I cannot stand the police and think they are all criminals but they do serve a purpose. Let’s use them for what they are worth and put the criminals in jail.

  47. snakeman40 says: Jul 10, 2013 10:22 PM

    I have been a Browns fan for over 50 yrs. This is embarrassing. What a tool……

  48. Corey Jeppesen says: Jul 10, 2013 10:24 PM

    America is becoming the teenager of the earth.

  49. saintsfan83 says: Jul 10, 2013 10:24 PM

    Snitches get stitches!!!!! Somthing like that anyway

  50. loubearkane says: Jul 10, 2013 10:27 PM

    Release him , make players think before they hit send.
    This is a serious case , this isn’t getting busted for juicing and just again glorifying not snitching. They would get by fine without him.

  51. abninf says: Jul 10, 2013 10:28 PM

    It’s scary to see what is happening to our society. I shudder to think what it will look like in another 20 years with guys such as Lewis reproducing like rabbits.

  52. istateyourname says: Jul 10, 2013 10:31 PM

    Can’t say you were duped on this guy – big bright neon gang-banger sign on him courtesy of his dumba$$ twitter comments. So what’s the league/team going to do? That’s right, nothing, keep paying him millions…

  53. goodknave says: Jul 10, 2013 10:39 PM

    They really teach ‘em up at Pitt! Panther Pride!

  54. goodknave says: Jul 10, 2013 10:40 PM

    And by the way, he plays for Cleveland now. No worries for “Chip.”

  55. raiderinva says: Jul 10, 2013 10:58 PM

    I think the NFL needs a quick story about how the Washington Redskins name is derogatory to attempt to divert attention from this subject….

  56. 1776dejavu says: Jul 10, 2013 11:07 PM

    This is what the NFL is becoming.
    __________________________

    Like the NBA

  57. patriotenvy says: Jul 10, 2013 11:22 PM

    revskip says:
    Jul 10, 2013 7:21 PM
    The reason the edict against snitching exists is two-fold.

    1. The police in lower income areas aren’t all angels who signed up to protect and serve. Some of them are just criminals who had the good sense to play for the state rather than the other side of the fence. Those bad apples erode the trust many have in any policeman/woman.

    2. There is a perception in low income areas that the police don’t serve the community. Programs like stop and frisk in NYC, profiling of minorities, etc just make it less likely that anyone of color would have a good faith basis to believe that the police are in fact trying to help. Ironically that reticence to assist the police in turn leads to much lower clearance rates for homicide than in more affluent communities.
    ——————————–

    Two questions:

    1) do these guys live in lower income neighborhoods?

    2) Are you assuming that they come from lower income neighborhoods? Because that sounds really racist. yopur whole post is racist actually.

    Have you ever been to Bristol CT? It’s hardley hard streets. I know people who went to school there when AH did and they are fine people.

  58. jiggy3198 says: Jul 11, 2013 12:33 AM

    The NFL is filled with idiotic immature morons with no sense of intelligence. If not for football these players would be criminals. Wait they are criminals. There is no hope for the NFL

  59. jiggy3198 says: Jul 11, 2013 12:37 AM

    So Donald whiticker if someone jury a member if your family you would not want someone to come forward and tell people who it was. Even if it is one of the offenders. That makes no sense.

  60. jallen078 says: Jul 11, 2013 1:14 AM

    Being that I am the one to whom Dion made these comments, I’d like to apologize for possibly provoking him.

    I tried to give him a chance to redeem himself, however each tweet from Mr.Lewis seemed to sound more ignorant than the previous. While I disagree with his statements, I respect the fact that he did not pull the “I was hacked” card that every other athlete seems to do.

    I hope this is a wake up call to Dion, as well as any other athletes who participate in the whole “stop snitching” culture. The NFL has a huge black eye already and comments like his do nothing to heal it.

    I would like to invite others to help me in advocating for the end of this culture in sports and in the real world.

    Sincerely,

    Jallen

  61. silotech says: Jul 11, 2013 1:56 AM

    the league needs to have a talk with Dion.

  62. Joemontanaflacco says: Jul 11, 2013 8:12 AM

    Some of the dumbest comments I’ve ever read. The reluctance (or refusal) to testify about serious crimes is exactly the dynamic that supports and sustains organized crime. Anyone who believes that “snitching” is wrong is embracing the gangster world and thumbing their nose at civilized society. Ray Lewis did exactly the right thing by testifying. Whether he did it as part of a plea deal is irrelevant. I would hate to see any one of you lose a loved one to violence only to learn that the perpetrator will remain free because the witnesses found the code of the criminal more appealing than the morality which separates us from animals.

  63. noring4youstill says: Jul 11, 2013 8:22 AM

    Snitches kiss ditches

  64. walkinginthewasteland says: Jul 11, 2013 8:34 AM

    And that tells me everything I ever need to know about Dion Lewis.

  65. walkinginthewasteland says: Jul 11, 2013 8:39 AM

    goodknave says: Jul 10, 2013 10:39 PM

    They really teach ‘em up at Pitt! Panther Pride!
    ________

    You got that right. There is no excuse for that. Pitt should try to model themselves after, say Notre Dame. You know, where they teach them to fall for non-existent dying internet girlfriends.

  66. 950003cups says: Jul 11, 2013 9:03 AM

    How long till this clown gets himself arrested?

  67. bdawkins2 says: Jul 15, 2013 12:09 PM

    lennydpocketqb says:
    Jul 10, 2013 9:21 PM
    The Eagles are in a but load of trouble next season. I love it!

    ————————————————–

    You really do just look at the pictures, don’t you?

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