The swing from accomplice to murder (testifying against the two men with whom he was involved in the deaths of Baker and Loller) to Super Bowl MVP and now a near-unanimous perfect ambassador for the NFL… really, it’s breathtaking. I don’t get it. How did this happen?
I’m not saying I hate the guy, or that he should be considered the moral equivalent of OJ, but seriously… you gotta admit, the guy has clearly got some premium PR people and has benefitted from the most amazing turnaround in the history of professional athletes, going from public menace to celebrated hero in record time.
I know I’ve got a few Ravens fans following me here… I mean no offense, and I’m genuinely interested in your take on this… what’s the deal? How do you square these two extremes of Ray Lewis the human being?
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- official-guk1 said: I feel (<-keep this in mind) that ones past, no matter how high or low, has led them to the exact place they are now, whether it be bad or good. That if someone has had the chance to turn their life around, its an opportunity seized. good on him.
- thegloryblog said: It’s Baltimore man, haven’t you ever seen The Wire? Half the city’s population has been an accomplice to some sort of crime.
- misspeache said: I guess because I am not perfect and know it’s not my place to judge someone who has clearly made great efforts to make a complete 180 on that brand of mistake. If I felt like my mistakes meant that I should be condemned for life …hmmm!
- excitablehonky said: He stayed the “straight and narrow” and there was a lot of foundational work to admire: nyti.ms/Rvei57 Continuing to play good football was probably his biggest PR source though.
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