Ray Lewis is a future Hall of fame Linebacker and super bowl champion, but in 2000 all of that almost went up in smoke when he along with two others were charged with the murders of Richard Lollar and Jacinth Baker afte. Lewis eventually reached a plea bargin in the case and plead guilty to obstruction of justice charges, but in his new book “I Feel Like Going On: Life, Game, And Glory,” Lewis gives his accounts of what really happened.

An excerpt of the accounts were obtained by Deadspin:

Remember, I was dressed out, had my jewelry on, my fine mink coat. I wasn’t about to start mixing it up looking like that. That’s a general rule of thumb when you’re doing the town and looking good. The nicer you’re dressed, the less inclined you are to fight—that is, if you’re even inclined in that way to begin with.

Lewis eventually reached a plea bargin in the case and pled guilty to an obstruction of justice charges, but the court of public opinion believed Lewis was involved in much more than he has led on. Many have questioned the disappearance of his white suit.

Lewis uses that white suit, mink and jewelry as the Key points in his explanation:

“Dude dresses like that, he’s not looking for a fight,” he said. “How I was dressed, it made no sense with what went down, those shots being fired, all of that. Forget what kind of statement my clothes might have made. Forget that I might have been a little loud, over the top. Point is, when you’re dressed like that, you’re off to the sidelines, and here were these gangbangers stepping out to us from the shadows, looking to make trouble—but it was trouble we drove right past.”

The murders are still unsolved and Lewis has had to rebuild his image for 15 years in the wake of the murders. Lewis is currently a NFL analyst for ESPN.

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