I root for the Redskins, and have the Ravens as my second favorite team; therefore, I know all too well that Ray Lewis — Baltimore Ravens linebacker — is a free agent. He’s spent 13 years in the purple & black and is an indelible part of the franchise’s history; however, my stomach recoiled when I read that he wants to join one of the sports teams I revile the most — the Dallas Cowboys!
The Ravens stuck with Ray Lewis when he had his legal trouble, and I understand football is a business; therefore, loyalty has to count for something.
From the Baltimore Sun: According to Cowboys linebacker DeMarcus Ware, Lewis said it’s his “dream” to play in Dallas and repeatedly expressed his desire to sign there.
“When we played Ray Lewis and Baltimore at the end of the season, he came over and pointed to my helmet. He said: ‘I want to wear this star on my helmet. That’s my dream … that’s my dream,’” Ware told the Cowboys’ official Web site. “When we got to the Pro Bowl, he did it again. He came at me every day. He’s trying to get down where the star is. He told me he needed me to get him [owner] Jerry Jones’ phone number for him. I just busted out laughing.”
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“Believe me, he is genuine,” Ware told the Cowboys’ Web site. “He talked to me two years ago about it. He calls me about once a week and talks about it then. I even said: ‘Hey, Ray, I’m tired about talking about this. You need to find Jerry Jones’ number and fly out there and talk to him.’
Ray, I hope Baltimore offers more than money than Dallas and you let greed (for a change) — not sentimentality or love for the ‘star’ — take over.
If he join the Cowboys, my respect for him has gone out the window.