While talking about the party bus incident that ended with a fight after a stripper named Sweet Pea hit Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones with a bottle, former Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis said that his old team was suffering from a leadership void caused largely by Lewis’ retirement.
Many rolled their eyes in response to Lewis’ claim that his presence makes dangerous off-field incidents less likely to occur, including quarterback Joe Flacco.
“It is what it is. Ray knows better than that,” Flacco said, via Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun. “Things happen. I think we’re usually a pretty good team with stuff like that. If you look around the league, there are probably a lot of leadership problems then. Like I said, Ray knows better.”
Lewis never specified just how his presence on the roster would have stopped a bottle from making contact with Jones’ head, which is probably a good thing since he might have hurt a muscle while straining to try to elaborate on a comment that revealed more about Lewis’ estimation of himself than it does about the state of leadership on the Ravens.