Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis -- accused of murder, once-upon-a-time -- has always been the epitome of moral standards and good behavior. Now that he has some free time on his hands, the future Hall-of-Famer decided to build on past experiences, share some wisdom and offer his made-up statistics to the world.
Speaking with ESPN’s San Paolantonio recently, Lewis dropped these gems on the obviously terrified interviewer:
"There's no other reason the issue is going on. That's why I don't get into words and all that other stuff, because it takes away from life -- itself. Man there are people who's really struggling -- for real. There's real struggles out there. What we're going through right now, we're affecting way more than us…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.
"Do this research if we don't have a season," Lewis says. "Watch how much evil -- which we call it crime -- watch how much crime picks up, if you take away our game. ... There's nothing else to do, Sal."
So there you have it, ladies and gentleman: Dr. Lewis on life, crime and the struggle.
Video of the semi-coherent rambling below.