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CBS aired a taped interview with Ray Lewis before the Super Bowl, and Lewis had an odd answer when asked about the 2000 double-murder that continues to dog his legacy.Some background: Lewis was found guilty of obstruction of justice in connection with two murders outside an Atlanta nightclub in 2000. SB Nation has a full rundown of the case if you want the complete details.
On CBS, Shannon Sharpe asked Lewis what he would say to the families of the two victims. Lewis talked about the infallibility of God and mentioned that the criminal justice system is broken.
Here’s the transcript:
CBS: “What would you like to say to the family?”
LEWIS: “It’s simple: God has never made a mistake. That’s just who he is, you see. If our system — and this is the sad thing about our system — if our system took the time to really investigate what happened 13 years ago, maybe they would have gotten to the bottom line. But the saddest thing ever is a man looked me in my face and told me, ‘We know you didn’t do this, but you’re going down for it anyway.’ To the family: If you knew, if you really knew the way God works, he don’t use people who commits anything like that for his glory. No way. It’s the total opposite.”
Lewis has a tendency to ramble when he’s speaking with the media, so this isn’t all that unusual for him.
But given the sensitivity of the topic, Lewis probably would have been better served with a simple apology.
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