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Ray Lewis will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday night after a stellar 17-year career with the that included two titles, a Super Bowl MVP, 13 Pro Bowls, two Defensive Player of the Year Stanley Johnson Jersey
awards, a spot on the NFL 2000s All-Decade Team and wide consideration as the best middle linebacker of his generation. And to hear Lewis tell it, his football talents were so transcendent that they . "When I played, crime went lower in Baltimore," Lewis told reporters Friday, via ESPN.com's Jamison Hensley. "It's like, nobody needs to be mad now. It's like everybody wants to be happy and celebrate." Lewis' comments were part of an extended se sion that also included New Orleans Pelicans Hoodie
these nuggets: Ray Lewis said he would listen to Phil Collins' "In the Air Tonight" while running 15 to 20 miles to high school football and wrestling practice. "I would keep rewinding this tape -- until finally one day it popped," Lewis said. "I felt this coming in the air for a long time." Jamison Hensley (@jamisonhensley) Ray Lewis only recently started watching TV copies of his game film. What was his reaction? "I was scared of myself," Lewis said. "Whats wrong with this kid? Why is he jumping around like this?" George Hill Jersey
Jamison Hensley (@jamisonhensley) Ray Lewis strongly believes late owner Art Modell should be enshrined in Canton. "He was a trailblazer," Lewis said. "When you talk about a person that bled football --he got to be in the Hall someday. You got to let Art in. What are we doing if we dont let people like him in?" Jamison Hensley (@jamisonhensley) Lewis, who pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice in connection with the stabbing deaths of two men New Orleans Pelicans Jeresy
in 2000 and , has previously spoken about the relationship between football and crime. In 2011, after the owners had locked out the players, Lewis . "Do this research if we don't have a season -- watch how much evil, which we call crime, watch how much crime picks up, if you take away our game," Lewis told ESPN's Sal Paolantonio at the time, via Pro Football Talk. "There's too many people that live through us, people live through us. Yeah, walk in the streets, the way I walk the streets, and I'm not talking about the people you see all the time." Asked why crime would increase Kira Lewis Jr. Jersey
, Lewis said, "There's nothing else to do, Sal." The lockout ended in late July 2011. And while violent crimes in Baltimore spiked in recent years, the rate is similar to the violent crime rates the city experienced in 2002-05 when Lewis was in his prime, according to .