Ravens’ Ray Lewis gets emotional during National Anthem

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and coach Bill Belichick couldn’t even be bothered to cover their hearts with their hands during the National Anthem at today’s Ravens-Patriots game. By contrast, Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis got very emotional during the Anthem. Maybe a little too emotional for some peoples’ tastes:

Quite a few Twitter users found it hard to take joy in Lewis’ emotional moment. They have not forgiven Lewis for his involvement in a fatal stabbing 13 years ago.


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  • Pablo

    Lewis isn’t worked up over the anthem. He’s emotional because his career is over.

    • disqus_LASIg6epmj

      And over those people he knifed in Atlanta a few years back.

  • Delmar Lee Miller

    Hes party to a mans death, they should stop putting himn on a pedestal

    • tredglx

      Teddy the swimmer drove drunk, flipped his car off a bridge into the water, left a girl inside to die, went home to sleep off his drunk and was a hero to the Democrat Party to the day he died – and beyond.

      Shouldn’t you be feigning outrage over that as well? After all, he was someone who was elected to make laws that affects every American.

      • js

        If the article was about him…..but it’s not……

    • Keith Ransom

      So was Moses Delmar…what pedestal?


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  • detroit19

    Great that Ray Lewis got emotional during the National Anthem, and because Tom Brady didn’t, means what? Ray Lewis “at the scene of a double murder
    in Atlanta, involving his pregnant girlfriend & their child, during Super Bowl Week in 2000…” Pretty sure being linked to a double MURDER is worse than not placing your hand over heart during the National Anthem, and pretty sure the lack of a gesture means NOTHING…just sayin’. Not to mention the FACT that no one knows what is in Tom Brady’s heart before, during, after the games.

  • Daria DiGiovanni

    Was that his Boehner imitation?

    • Guest

      I thought he was doing his Brett Farve, can go with Boehner though.

  • Dave Alcantara

    Of course he is crying, probably remembering he actually belongs in jail

  • js

    He looked like one of those evangelicals, pretending to be overcome by the Lord. “Here comes the camera, start wincing in pain and try to create a tear to show how much you love footballl.!!”

  • Robert Boyd

    He must be thinking about that murder rap he beat.

  • http://twitter.com/BDonatoArtFilm Brian Donato

    It amazes me how people hate something they know nothing about … Why Lewis was crying is none of anybody’s business – If you know about Ray Lewis AS A MAN, which I do, you would know all of the adversity he is a part of off and on the field – helping people in one way or another, etc. – He can do as he pleases for his reasons …

  • MissQuinn82

    I understand the fact that he was accused of being a party to a murder. . . he was found not guilty. And he’s behaved since then. Sooooo… yeah. I don’t know this man’s heart, and if he wants to cry during the national anthem, I ain’t even mad. At least he shows something.


    • RblDiver

      I hear ya. Don’t know anything about the guy, don’t know about the trial. But “innocent until proven guilty” is a firm foundation in our country, so I have to give him the benefit of the doubt. (Now, if I learned about the trial and learned he got off on a technicality or somesuch, that’d be a whole ‘nother story).

      • Teresa Davis McCormick

        MissQuinn82 you are both right and I agree.

      • TheOriginalDonald

        one word-ORENTHAL

    • Michelle

      He wasn’t found not guilty. He never went to trial. He cut a deal to testify against the other two in exchange for the murder charge against him being dropped. Making a deal to save your own skin is not the same as being found not guilty.

      • GaryTheBrave

        The prosecutor would not have cut a deal with Lewis if they had firm evidence implicating him as the murderer or directly involved. When it comes to death prosecutors don’t mess around, particularly with a celebrity. It’s quite a feather in the cap to convict them.

        • Michelle

          Ray Lewis changed his story several times. And yes, prosecutors will offer a deal to one of three in order to get at least two convictions. Lewis made the deal, murder charges were dropped against him in order for his testimony the other two did it, then he went on the stand and refused to say they did it – they were acquitted. Lewis’ own limo driver from that night first gave statements Lewis did it, then retracted his statement. The suit Lewis wore that evening was never found – most likely covered with blood of the victims. If he wasn’t involved, why was his suit never found? Who wears a suit and has it completely disappear the following day? If he had nothing to hide (like the victims’ blood on his suit) why get rid of the suit? Lewis and his two friends got away with murder. I bet you think O.J. is innocent, too?

          • Keith Ransom

            Michelle Ive never heard so self-righteous clap trap in MY LIFE! Are you really retrying this man thirteen years later because OJ got off? You do realize that Moses committed murder (he killed an Egyptian and fled, and the Apostle Peter cut off a soldier’s ear)…You, do realize the man was not convicted or charged right? Are you so sour that you are wiling to retry this man thirteens years later…because some “gang bangers” got into a fight and two people were killed. If you REALLY care that much, there are black man in Detroit who could use your sympathy. Please get over yourself…you have NO idea what the man got away with…you’re merely speculating correct?

          • Michelle

            I wanted to read your comment, I really did…but stopped after this part, “Are you really retrying this man thirteen years later because OJ got off?” Nothing I expressed in any way whatsoever gave the impression I was “retrying” Lewis because OJ “got off.” That let me know to not even bother reading the rest, you read only what you wanted to read from my comment. Thanks for playing, better luck next time.

          • Emjay Graykat

            You idiot, he plead GUILTY to obstruction of justice in exchange for testimony against his buddies. He WAS convicted of the lesser charge. The case can be reopened at any time as there are no statute of limitations when it comes to murder. OJ got off because he was black. Ray Lewis got off because the NFL got involved. Two different things.

          • GaryTheBrave

            There are no statutes of limitations for murder. As long as Lewis has not been charged he can be held responsible in the future IF the evidence clearly implicates him (that reasonable doubt thingy). Your wish may still come to pass.

        • Emjay Graykat

          He plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge of obstruction of justice in exchange for his testimony against his accomplices. Prosecutors go for the easier convictions when possible, whether they believe someone is guilty or not.

    • Emjay Graykat

      He plea bargained to a misdemeanor in exchange for his testimony against his accomplices. IOW, he plead guilty to a lesser charge for obstructing justice.

  • TocksNedlog

    The man that got emotional won the game.
    The man that played pocket pool lost.

  • F-14 Navy Vet

    Land of the Free Home of the Brave. Those are words worth cherishing and protecting.

  • lillymckim

    What a shot. Ugh. Who knew he had his adenoids removed?


    ill give a shit about his crying ONCE he’s served this country as a US Marine…

  • Mike Sanfilippo

    As a conservative, I hate to get on your guys’ case, but… Ray Lewis has done more good for his community and people in need than all of us combined. None of you have any idea what went down that night- not a clue. Whatever you’ve read about it has been written by people who weren’t there and, like the rest of us, has no idea what happened that night. If we’re all as patriotic as we say we are, than “innocent until proven guilty” applies here to the the maximum. He’s lived his life in such a way and has used the notoriety he’s gained from his football career to positively influence as many people as he possibly can, especially those in need or without any role models in their lives. To even suggest that he is a bad person or a man of shady principles & morals says more about you than it does him, frankly. The fact is, that’s a good man and our world would be a much more positive place and would be filled with far less hatred if more people like Ray Lewis were walking around.

  • mirjilon

    As a Steeler fan I do not like the Ravens but what is it with all the
    morons out here that have to dog Ray Lewis about an incident 13 years
    ago that he was NOT found guilty for and since then has been a poster
    boy for the NFL not to mention play like he has a true desire for the
    game of football and not just there for the money? There should be more
    football players like Ray Lewis!

  • http://twitter.com/KahNayNay KahNayNay

    Wow. People who live in glass houses should NEVER throw stones…..I see a man being emotional because he has made mistakes, conquered those mistakes by doing good and becoming a changed human being, and he is in an effing PLAYOFF game that could propel him to an effing SUPERBOWL!!!!!! What he is showing is REDEMPTION, not Indifference.

  • Keith Ransom

    Why do people assume the man is crying over the national anthem?…You don’t know whats in his heart…MAYBE upon reflection he is crying because he realized he made it this far, and had envents unfolded differently he would serving two life terms…SOMETIMES retrospect makes you melancholy…You people are so cynical…

  • Mapache

    Can we all just stop the Ray Lewis drama-fest. He is a good player but I thought we got through this after I had to stop looking at Singleton’s eyes. Just concentrate on the football game and less on hyping these human un-interesting stories.