These are the moments we waited for when Ray Lewis decided to hang up his cleats, and join ESPN as an analyst. We wanted his insight during the early stages of the Aaron Hernandez saga, but it took a stripper named Sweet Pea to get a rise out of Lewis.
Ravens pro bowl return man Jacoby Jones got knocked in the head by a stripper named Sweet Pea who was swinging a champagne bottle on a party bus early Monday morning while celebrating the 34th birthday of offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie.
The now retired Lewis took that disaster to again question if the Ravens have any kind of leadership on their roster. According to the Baltimore Sun, Lewis questioned the leadership on his former team during Monday Night Countdown.
“We talk about the transition of losing so many guys, a guy like myself and Ed Reed and other guys that are based off leadership, I’ve said it earlier: ‘Where would the leadership come from?'” Lewis said on ESPN in Oakland prior to the Denver Broncos’ win over the Raiders. “Because the leadership being strong in the locker room and winning games, listen talent sometimes can win you games. But when you talk about what’s going on off the field, that’s the most important place where leadership steps up.
“When you think about the Baltimore Ravens and the transition that they went through, they’re missing leadership right now. When you have an incident like that, the first thing a leader is going to do is find some way to dissolve everything that’s going on and actually dissolve it before it comes to that type of head or even gets to that pont. When you talk about the Baltimore Ravens they’re going to have to refocus and find some quick leaders in that locker room very quickly.”