Blog: What I Learned From Ray Lewis - 2013-02-08

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F0.png What I Learned From Ray Lewis February 8, 2013, Marty Rathbun, Moving On Up a Little Higher

I recently had a very important life lesson validated courtesy of Ray Lewis.

Lewis is somewhat of an enigma. He was said to be the heart and soul of the Baltimore Ravens team that recently won the Super Bowl. Ray has played linebacker for the Ravens for 17 years. That is remarkable longevity given the constant, high velocity collisions that go with the position. He has been selected to the Pro Bowl (NFL all star game) thirteen times.

Ray was a sensation the minute he hit the league in 1996. By 2000 he was an established super star. Apparently, it went to his head. He hung around with an expensive, outlandish outlaw posse. He was convicted for obstruction of justice in a case involving two murders that occurred in a club he and his crew frequented in Atlanta. Ever since Lewis has carried the stigma of the ill-intentioned, ghetto-grown hoodlum who got away with it because of the wheelbarrows of money he made as a pro athlete.