On the field, Ray Lewis is an excellent LB who comes up a bit short in comparison to LT's natural ability and in the way LT was able to dictate the course of a football game.
Off the field - well, I just don't know. I feel that we all think we know that Ray Lewis is not innocent - but none of us can be sure what he is guilty of. I believe I know what LT was guilty of. I think LT was guilty of wanting too much fun - and hurting some people in the pursuit of it.
I'll stick with watching the games and the plays that the players make and accept that for what it is. If I want a sports hero, I'll look to one of the many athletes around that you'd like your kid to model themselves after. There are plenty of them - in all ages and races.
I agree with the comments of LT changing the game and being the greatest OLB of all time and Lewis being one of the best MLB of al time.
The other difference between the two is there attitude on the field. LT was about playing the game and putting hurtings on dude's. His work ethic And attitude was as blue as the jersey he wore for so many years. Lewis with his annoying pregame dance, attention getting eye black and camera hungry chanting comes off really self consumed and star hungry. Besides Deon Sanders I can't think of any football player with a bigger "look at me" jones than Ray Lewis.
Yeah right.....the girl with the beat up face, and her parents were to blame for her being there!
Never mind that she wasn't even a hooker, that the pimp beat and forced her to go, and that given her first opportunity, she phoned her uncle who had the police waiting for the lowlife when he brought her back to the neighborhood.
Sound like any hooker you've ever heard of???
Lewis loves to hear himself talk, he's a clown off the field anyway you look at it.
Also, If you're going to use the "not guilty" or "acquitted" specifics in your criteria, at least be consistent. You're saying that by your judgement, and your judgement alone the evidence against OJ was strong enough for you to form a guilty despite being found innocent opinion, yet at the same time Ray Lewis was declared 'innocent' therefore everyone needs to let it go and accept him as being innocent.
Sorry, your reasoning is far from consistent enough to make a shred of sense whatsoever.
Kinda torn on this game. I don't want to see niners go 6-0 in SBs but also don't like ravens
LT is the GREATEST FOOTBALL PLAYER of all time. Period