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Baltimore Ravens to erect Ray Lewis statue in Baltimore

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The Baltimore Ravens are paying tribute to their now-retired teammate.

Less than a week after the team won Super Bowl XLVII, and Ray Lewis played his final game, the Baltimore Ravens announced they are going to erect a statue of the linebacker, NFL.com reported.

The statute will be placed outside of M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.

Lewis has been the only player to be on the roster every year of the Ravens' existence and he has a long list of accomplishments: he’s a 13-time Pro Bowler, and two-time Defensive Player of the Year.

On the other hand, he was involved in a nightclub fracas 13 years ago that left two men dead, after which he was charged with murder before pleading guilty to obstruction of justice.

The only other player to match him in Baltimore football lore is then-Baltimore Colts quarterback Johnny Unitas -- and he has a statue outside of the stadium.

 

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