The only thing bigger than the game of soon to be Hall of Fame talent and former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis was his mouth.
And despite his playing days coming to an end, Lewis’ mouth continues to run, this time accusing the NFL (in the most backhanded of ways) of creating the power outage during Super Bowl 48, suggesting it was an effort to help the 49ers from being blown out.
Per USA Today:
“I’m not gonna accuse nobody of nothing — because I don’t know facts,” says Lewis. “But you’re a zillion-dollar company, and your lights go out? No. (Laughs) No way.
“Now listen, if you grew up like I grew up — and you grew up in a household like I grew up — then sometimes your lights might go out, because times get hard. I understand that. But you cannot tell me somebody wasn’t sitting there and when they say, ‘The Ravens (are) about to blow them out. Man, we better do something.’ … That’s a huge shift in any game, in all seriousness. And as you see how huge it was because it let them right back in the game.”
The San Francisco 49ers were of course down 22 points prior to the outage, but after the delay ramped up a comeback that saw the two teams slug it out in the final minutes of the game.