Ray Lewis was one heck of a linebacker.
Ray Lewis is not much of a television analyst.
That much is made perfectly clear just about every time Lewis speaks on TV at ESPN, where he is paid to discuss the biggest stories in the NFL.
Of course, the Ray Rice situation has been the biggest story of the year, and you’d think that Ray Lewis would be able to provide a unique perspective, considering he’s a former Ravens player who himself dodged serious legal trouble while playing for the organization.
But instead of tremendous insight, this is what you get:
“This is one of those situations that … [throat clear] it’s family, if this incident, what we’re dealing with … if they could do this all over again, they would.”
Toucher & Rich played the audio from Lewis’ comments, which were made on Sunday, and they couldn’t help but laugh.
“Sometimes we forget why we’re here,” Lewis said. “We’re here for one reason and one reason only — we’re here for domestic violence. We’re here because we saw a friend of mine brutally hit his wife in the face in the elevator. That … there’s some things you can cover up … and then there’s some things you can’t cover up.”
Oh, there’s more.
“Right now is a sad day for me, because the reputation that I left in this organization — this isn’t it!” Lewis proclaimed.
“OK,” Rich said, “well, actually, it is it. It’s really all it is. I mean, it’s exactly what your reputation was. Well, you were involved with covering up a murder … ”
“Narcissism to such a grand scale,” Fred said. “‘It upsets me because I made everything so wonderful, and then this happened. I made Baltimore Ravens the greatest thing in the history of the world! Pristine reputation!'”
Fred was so inspired by the words of the former linebacker that after a few minutes, he turned into Ray Lewis.
Listen to Lewis try to make sense below: