Originally posted by RabidNiner:
--- Jon Saraceno of USA Today reports that there are "two camps" on Ray Lewis in his Florida hometown.
"No street is named after Ray Lewis in his hometown. City fathers have yet to erect a statue or post a plaque bearing the name of their local football hero, one of the NFL's most popular and decorated players. No 'Welcome to the home of Ray Lewis' sign can be found in a region dominated by citrus groves, cattle farming and phosphate mining," Saraceno wrote. "Back home in central Florida, and nationally, the view is more polarized. Perceived past slights, questions about Lewis' involvement in a double-homicide 13 years ago in Atlanta, and his fathering six children with four women, none of whom he married, seem to haunt Lewis."
These stories have been in the backdrop for a decade...and now that Lewis is in the Super Bowl - they are coming back in the limelight.
Personally, as a Niner fan - I hate it. I don't want him and his team to play with the "Us against the World" mentality. I wished people will stop talking about all this and only focus on Niners vs. Ravens - and the matchups involved.
IMO - people don't give a f**k about those kids or those mothers. People who have not brought up those issues in the last few years and all of a sudden are bringing them up are hypocrites. They can't stand someone's success. It's a loser mentality.
People should talk about Niners vs. Ravens.
[ Edited by 49ersMyLife on Jan 26, 2013 at 11:53 PM ]