Ray Lewis spent his entire 17-year career as a linebacker with the Baltimore Ravens.  In addition to his plays on the field, he was known for his passionate speeches and preaching ability.  Yesterday riots broke out in Baltimore in response to the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old man who died of a severe spinal cord injury after police arrested him.  Businesses were looted and burned down, and both police and protestors suffered injuries.  I also want to mention that THOUSANDS also joined together in peaceful protests that weren’t as widely covered through the media.  In any event, Lewis took to his Twitter account and also made a video asking people to stop the violence.

“Violence is not the answer. We must have peace in our city,” Lewis said.

“We are a city that’s built on believing in each other.”

According to Lewis the kids need to have real leaders and violence is not the solution.

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Sidenote: Many people attacked Lewis for his “hypocrisy” in asking people to stop the violence when they believe he stabbed and killed two men outside of an Atlanta nightclub.  Lewis plead guilty to misdemeanor obstruction of justice in that case.

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