Ravens add security for Ray Lewis statue

AP

No Ravens fans seemed to be overly upset with murder allegations and/or a guilty plea to obstructing justice in a murder investigation involving linebacker Ray Lewis; indeed, his career culminated in the placement of a statue outside the stadium where the team plays. However, the decision of Lewis to kneel during Sunday’s national anthem prior to the team’s game in London is sparking unprecedented outrage toward him.

Via Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com, the Maryland Stadium Authority added security around the statue after Lewis was seen on both knees, along with other kneeling members of the team.

Lewis, whose clumsy remarks regarding Colin Kaepernick made his decision to kneel seem ironic to say the least, has offered up some equally clumsy remarks in the aftermath of Sunday’s game regarding the notion that he was praying not kneeling. Which apparently makes it not a protest and in turn in no way disrespectful of the anthem, the flag, or the country.

And so Lewis continues to be the one person who believes that he can avoid offending anyone by wedging his way into a patch of ground in the middle that simply doesn’t exist. He has instead managed to offend enough someones to prompt real concerns that his statue needs to be protected against those anyone who would deface or dismantle it.

31 responses to “Ravens add security for Ray Lewis statue

  1. monarch76 says:
    September 28, 2017 at 11:53 am
    Boycott the NFL. Honor our vets.

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    As a veteran myself, I appreciate your polite respect for my fellow veterans. However, you go too far. We just want to be treated with the same ordinary common courtesy all people are treated with. Veterans who did something very heroic deserve the same type of extra honor that police officers, fire fighters, emergency care doctors and other life saving people deserve. Plenty of people in society don’t get recognition they deserve. Teachers for one.

    As for boycotting the NFL, you obviously aren’t. You are reading NFL news here and even taking the time to post messages about the NFL.

    Beyond that, boycotting the NFL doesn’t honor me or other veterans in any way. Treating other Americans well is a good way to honor veterans if you want to do that. But don’t just honor us. Honor all the hard working men and women in society in all sorts of jobs (paid and unpaid).

  2. The morning after the riots of 2015… who was on the streets of Baltimore offering a hand and bringing visibility to the issue? Ray Lewis. If I recall he dropped out of NFL draft coverage in his new position to do so. When the city needed him, after he retired, after he went home to Florida, he was there. The idea that anyone from Baltimore or a Ravens fan, generally, would deface the statue or call for it’s removal for this is outrageous. I’m ashamed as Marylander and a Ravens fan that this is even a conversation. What a shame.

  3. People have no problem building a statue for a guy who was convicted of obstructing justice in a murder investigation, but him KNEELING has everyone freaking out?

  4. Stiller43 says:

    People have no problem building a statue for a guy who was convicted of obstructing justice in a murder investigation, but him KNEELING has everyone freaking out?
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    Actually, the vast majority did have a problem with a statue of him.

  5. How on earth does this team put a statue of a player like this outside their stadium?

    I mean, he was involved in 2 murders in some capacity, obstructed justice because of that fact, and these people in Baltimore, their fans, etc, think this is normal?

    What on earth?

    Then ESPN hires him and people sit next to and work next to a double murderer?

    It’s just so creepy.

  6. Let’s not forget Ray Lewis was obviously and totally involved in a MURDER. He may have just been a party to it or he may have been “the guy” but regardless he is guilty just as much as OJ was. The fact they put a statue of him out front is an embarrassment. He may have been one of the best LB ever but he’s still who he is. He may have found God or otherwise become a better person since the murder but that doesn’t change history. It’s shameful.

  7. They stood for the UK anthem because they didn’t want to be disrespectful to the anthem and UK citizens. Yet when they kneel during their own anthem, it’s not related to the anthem and is only related to police brutality, economic discrimination, racial unfairness, [Insert cause here]. Can’t make this up.

  8. If he would have just waited a little while he would have made headlines again the right way for his induction into the HOF. Whatever the truth is, the perception is that he made himself front and center for the protest in another country, and he’s not even a player. Good thing Bisciotti loves Ray, because I would be annoyed at having to pay overtime so someone could guard a statue.

  9. NFLviewer nails it. Yes, Veterans deserve honor and respect. Also, the flag and anthem belong to ALL Americans, not only police and the military. Respect and honor hard working Americans, and then respect for the symbols of America will naturally follow.

  10. Nice job Ravens…..Disrespect our flag but, by all means, make sure that the statue of a criminal is protected with “added security”. LOSERS

  11. One thing remains blindingly clear over these last few weeks of division and protest. And that is; we should all hate Ray Lewis.

  12. Thank you for your service and your message! More people need to understand what your message conveys.
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    @ nflviewer says:

    September 28, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    monarch76 says:
    September 28, 2017 at 11:53 am
    Boycott the NFL. Honor our vets.

    ====================

    As a veteran myself, I appreciate your polite respect for my fellow veterans. However, you go too far. We just want to be treated with the same ordinary common courtesy all people are treated with. Veterans who did something very heroic deserve the same type of extra honor that police officers, fire fighters, emergency care doctors and other life saving people deserve. Plenty of people in society don’t get recognition they deserve. Teachers for one.

    As for boycotting the NFL, you obviously aren’t. You are reading NFL news here and even taking the time to post messages about the NFL.

    Beyond that, boycotting the NFL doesn’t honor me or other veterans in any way. Treating other Americans well is a good way to honor veterans if you want to do that. But don’t just honor us. Honor all the hard working men and women in society in all sorts of jobs (paid and unpaid).

  13. “No Ravens fans seemed to be overly upset with murder allegations and/or a guilty plea to obstructing justice in a murder investigation involving linebacker Ray Lewis”

    Florio. There are lots of Ravens fans that would disagree with you on this.

  14. aarons444 says:
    September 28, 2017 at 1:58 pm
    A Patriots fan talking about obstruction of justice…

    Thats rich.
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    Equating Brady destroying his own phone that no one else was entitled to with Lewis obstructing a double murder investigation, rich indeed. That Pats obsession has unnerved you to the point of some real nonsense but equating those two things is a whole new level of weak.

  15. Lewis, whose clumsy remarks regarding Colin Kaepernick made his decision to kneel seem ironic to say the least
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    Glad I wasn’t the only person with that thought.

  16. Since most of the outraged are idiot Trump voters and the other half are jealous Redskins fans or from Pittsburgh I’m not too worried about whatever it is they try to spin!

    Same idiots that have been hating on Ray for the last 20 years, while he and Ed Reed dismantled their crappy offenses year after year.

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