Shots are being fired, and they all seem to be headed at the retiring Ray Lewis. Two days after answering questions about S.W.A.T.S and deer antler, former Giants receiver Amani Toomer jumped in the fray and fired a salvo.
Toomer who works for NBC Sports blasted Lewis in USA Today, when he said Ray was a “hypocrite and a caricature.”
“It’s definitely all about him. Once a guy goes to the center of the field, goes into the victory formation on the last play of his last home game …” Toomer told USA TODAY Sports on Wednesday in the Super Bowl XLVII Media Center, trailing off before completing that thought. ” I just don’t think the Giants or any organization I’ve ever been a part of, even growing up, would allow somebody to single themselves out like that.
“If you single yourself out after you make a play, that’s one thing. But to walk out on the field reminds me of the WWE, like The Rock coming out. You’re becoming a caricature of yourself. It’s exhausting. I don’t know why somebody would want that.”
Toomer who was on the losing end to Lewis and the Ravens in 2000 did not ease up there.
“If you want to say you’re Mr. Religious and all of that, have a clean record. Don’t say all of that stuff if you know there’s stuff that might come back,” Toomer said. “Those are the things that, when I look at him, I just think hypocrisy.”