Super Bowl Media Day was not very kind to Baltimore Ravens star linebacker Ray Lewis. Lewis was hammered by the media with questions surrounding the report that he used a banned substance to recover from his torn triceps along with the incident in 2000 that resulted in Lewis initially facing murder charges that were later changed to pleading guilty to obstruction of justice.
Lewis answered questions about the banned substance report, but he was more hesitant when it came to the questions relating to the 2000 murder trial.
When Lewis was asked about the murder charges and trial that followed the stabbing death of two men in Atlanta, Lewis went to his typical fallback response and used his religion to deflect the questions.
“Nobody here is really qualified to ask those questions,” Lewis said.
“I just truly feel that this is God’s time, and whatever his time is, you know, let it be his will. Don’t try to please everybody with your words, try to make everybody’s story sound right. At this time, I would rather direct my questions in other places. Because I live with that every day. You maybe can take a break from it. I don’t. I live with it every day of my life and I would rather not talk about it today.”
Ray Lewis has never gone into specifics about the murder trial and he likely never will, but one thing is for sure — Lewis isn’t qualified to tell the media they aren’t qualified to ask questions.
You go in to media day knowing that everything is fair game. Lewis’ answer was a bit of a cop out, but it has come to be the type of response we expect from Lewis.