Testimonials Hide Lewis' Sordid Past

Kimberly Smith/AP

Ray Lewis testimonials are flowing in, and everything they say is true.

But you don’t need to hear about all those tackles, All-Pro teams and humanitarian gestures to know how great Lewis was.

You just need to remember the night of Jan. 31, 2000. The fact so many people don’t is a testament to Lewis, and to fans’ willingness to forgive and forget.

“This will be my last ride,” Lewis said Wednesday.

His legacy immediately became the day’s hot conversational topic. Was Lewis the greatest linebacker ever? The greatest player ever?

Oh yeah, did he also get away with murder?

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