One had to feel for Ray Lewis on Tuesday. This is supposed to be the big guy’s Final Ride, and yet the Super Bowl’s biggest non-game day event turned into a double whammy for him: First he had to answer to allegations that he attempted to acquire deer antler spray; then he was asked, once again, about his involvement in a murder case 13 years ago.
Ex-Miami Hurricanes stick together, and on NFL Network, analyst Warren Sapp clearly wasn’t down with the idea that someone with a microphone would bring up a trial that was settled well over a decade ago.
As for Lewis himself, he didn’t seem irritated that it was brought up. He simply declined to offer any new thoughts on an old subject.
Maybe if someone would ask Lewis a linebacker question (like which team is more physical, the Ravens or 49ers, or what his role would be Sunday in containing Colin Kaepernick’s running threat) Lewis could have spewed forth as only he can and filled a solid three to four minutes of video for everyone to enjoy.
Instead, we get the (admitted) pleasure of watching Warren Sapp get real with Rich Eisen.