Guest Grievance Courtesy of JERLOMA -- Winner of the AofG NFL Suicide Pool 2006
Why, you ask? Well it seems to be a dying genre and OJ was one of the true pioneers. The guy had some nice chemistry with the players and coaches on the sideline and he's simply one of the most charismatic individuals ever to be involved with the NFL. Is there really any valid reason why he shouldn't be roaming the sidelines during every Sunday Night Football broadcast?
What's that you say? Murder? What murder? I know he went to trial for murder but from what I understand he was proven innocent and the last time I checked, that's what matters in this country. Oh...the evidence was overwhelming you say? The trial was completely botched you say? Anyone with an ounce of credibility knows that Orenthal James Simpson is a murderer and that's why you can't give him a job with the NFL?
Fair enough. Now tell me why this man is allowed to play linebacker every Sunday for an NFL franchise? Tell my why I have to listen to scumbags like John Madden, Phil Simms, and Joe Theisman deify this man on such a consistent basis? Tell my why OJ Simpson has been blackballed from this league while Ray Lewis has become nothing short of a poster boy for it?
Now most of you are probably thinking that this is completely outrageous and that may even be justified but in order to fully understand the type of hypocrisy we're looking at here, I think it's important to understand the facts. I'm guessing there aren't a lot of people in this country who really know the facts surrounding the Ray Lewis murder case because the NFL and the national media have chosen to cover it up in a fashion that wouldn't expose them for the hypocritical frauds that they are. Lets examine these facts after the jump...
1. On a winter night in 2000, two men, Richard Lollar and Jacinth Baker were stabbed to death on a sidewalk outside of a night club in Atlanta, GA.
2. There were three men accused in these murders. One of them was Ray Lewis, pro-bowl middle linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens. The other two were Ray's friends.
3. They never did find the clothes that Ray was wearing that night. His limousine was however covered in blood.
4. Ray and his friends purchased combat knives at a local Wal-Mart the day of the murders.
5. The state of Georgia originally had several witnesses that would testify that Ray Lewis stabbed a man to death, but inexplicably, these witnesses changed their stories as the trial approached.
6. Forensics teams had a blood trail linking Ray to the murders. This was the same forensics team that analyzed the blood trail in the OJ Simpson case.
7. Upon being accused of murder, instead of going to trial, he chose to plea bargain out and plead guilty to a bullshit charge of obstructing justice. In return, he would testify against his friends.
8. Trial came, and Ray got on the stand and began spewing some garbage about his friend explaining how to stab someone but everything was chaotic and he doesn't really know what happened. With the assistance of an extremely expensive law team that someone only with Ray's money could afford, his boys were acquitted and to this day the only person charged with a crime was Ray.
9) In 2004, in an attempt to avoid a civil suit, Ray Lewis paid one million dollars to the family of the victims.
So many questions...so little answers.
a) Why did Ray's clothes disappear?
b) Do innocent men make their clothes disappear?
c) Why was his limo covered in blood?
d) After trying to stop his boys from murdering two dudes, he gave them a ride home?
e) What's with the purchasing of knives that day? Circumstantial? Did they pick up a copy of "Finding Arteries for Dummies" to go along with that?
f) What happened to those witnesses in between the night of the murders and the time of the trial?
g) I might need help from some of you attorneys here, but if you are a prosecuting DA and you're allowing a man to escape murder charges in exchange for testimony against other suspects, wouldn't you have this on tape, with some type of sworn affidavit prior to agreeing on the deal? What happened there?
Well a year later, this felon was rewarded with the Super Bowl MVP and since then he's received fellatio from everyone remotely associated with the NFL. Where's the indignation from the media? Why has this man been accepted as a star and a pillar of the community and dare I say...a role model! OJ Simpson went to trial, was not convicted of a crime, and he is a dreg of society. Ray made his bloody clothes disappear, avoided trial twice, and he's a fucking role model. What's the difference? OJ's victims were white and rich? Kermit Washington threw one ill-advised punch and he's labeled as an outcast for the rest of his life. Ray Lewis by all sane accounts belongs in prison for the rest of his life yet idiot parents purchase his jersey for their children to flaunt their hero.
One last thing...you can't discuss Richard Lollar and Jacinth Baker with Ray Lewis. If someone dares to have the audacity to bring it up, Ray gets angry and tells you to let him live his life. His horse-faced friends will tell you to leave him alone because he is a man of god. I don't know about you, but if anyone ever accuses me of murder when I'm completely innocent...I'm not plea bargaining shit. Not only am I going to trial to clear my name...I'm suing everyone for defamation of character! You wouldn't be able to keep me away from a fucking court house. Not only am I not avoiding these questions, you can't talk to me enough about it! Why then not Ray? Easy. Ray doesn't have the answers to the questions he was gonna be asked. Ray Lewis is a murderer. That's not a punch line, folks.
In eight or nine years, a young lady named India Lollar will walk by a TV set as they are showing a man standing in a yellow blazer next to another man who is there for the sole purposes of praising his virtues. As she stares at that man in the yellow blazer while fighting back the tears she's had to fight back her whole life when thinking about what it would be like to have a father, someone will tap her on the shoulder and say, "That's Ray Lewis...the greatest linebacker ever to play the game."