Originally posted on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 6/27/13
On my Twitter account I asked why ESPN wasn’t using Ray Lewis to give insight on the Aaron Hernandez case. People assumed I was being funny, but I was being serious. If anyone could understand what Hernandez might be thinking right now in his jail cell it is Ray Lewis. Lewis was accused of murder back in 2000 and eventually worked out a plea deal where he turned state’s evidence against his co-defendants and pleaded guilty to an obstruction of justice charge, so he wouldn’t serve any jail time (the two men accused of the murder were found innocent). From an analyst standpoint that makes him more qualified than anyone at ESPN.  I believe Lewis could speak on a presumption of innocence and not rushing to judgment.  He could speak on the differences and similarities between his situation and Hernandez’s current predicament.  It would give him a lot of credibility as someone new to media, if he didn’t run away from the subject. For their part ESPN emailed me to say that Ray hasn’t offic...
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