Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The FCC should ban Ray Lewis

This week on SiriusXM's The Stephen A. Smith Show, Ray Lewis said the following:

"Honest to God, the first time we created something called a tuck rule is the only reason we know, I'm just being honest, the only reason we know who Tom Brady is, because of a tuck rule."

Smith immediately threw Lewis a lifeline, saying "I've got to help you out here" and let your clarify because it sounds like you're implying Brady wouldn't be Brady without the tuck rule.  Lewis didn't back down from his comment in the least, replying:

"They don't go to that championship game.  They don't go to that championship game if that ball is [not] called a tuck."

The obvious proportionate response here is "We wouldn't know who Ray Lewis is if it wasn't for that double murder trial."  That's not where I'm going with this though.

Lewis' comments are irrelevant, what he says is meaningless in this case--but I'm sick of him getting the opportunity to speak.  How do other media members like Smith accept Lewis as a peer knowing he was involved in the death of two people?  I continue to be baffled by this.

It's embarrassing for ESPN that he is on their network.  There's a very good chance the majority of Lewis' NFL career never should have happened.  Just because he didn't go to jail doesn't mean it's reasonable for him to be a public figure on television.

It's time for a higher power to intervene here.  For lack of a better option I'm calling out the FCC to do one of two things:

A: Ban Lewis altogether.

B: In an effort to convince people like me that he's not a murderer, stipulate that Lewis must routinely answer questions regarding what happened on January 30, 2000.

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