I love football. I loved playing football. Especially on the defensive side. My favorite player of all time, Ronnie Lott, walked into the Woodside Bakery (near Redwood City) a couple of years ago and nearly gave me a heart attack.
Ray Lewis is easily one of the best defensive football players I have ever seen. His presence on the football field has changed the outcome of a lot of games. The Ravens won a Superbowl with Lewis. Lewis has now vowed to help a 10 year old boy who lost his entire family in a terrible car accident. http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_corner/post/Ray-Lewis-vows-to-help-10-year-old-survivor-of-t?urn=nfl-wp2343
A little over a decade ago, Lewis was a co-defendant in a murder case. Interestingly enough, Lewis was given one of the greatest sweetheart deals of all time. Plead to a misdemeanor, get a slap on the wrist, and testify against your co-defendants. Lewis was more than happy to take that deal. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/nfl/news/2000/06/04/lewis_agreement/
The problem with killing someone is that you can't ever make it right. You can throw money at the surviving family I suppose, but you can't give a human being his life back. What Ray Lewis and his friends did over a decade ago- was deplorable.
Co-defendant cases are a bitch to prosecute. I understand that. There is a piece of me that still wants Lewis to pay for what he did. Funny how the rich and famous always find a way out. I hope that Lewis can re-capture a little of the human decency he lost outside that Atlanta nightclub a little over a decade ago. Maybe a few more random acts of kindness will help him. I hope so.