Originally written on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 1/13/13

CHARLOTTE, NC - AUGUST 29: Linebacker Ray Lewis #52 and safety Ed Reed #20 of the Baltimore Ravens stand on the sidelines during their game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on August 29, 2009 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Steeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Most young teenager kids between the ages of 12-17 who love Ravens middle linebacker think of him as the master motivator, the smooth suit wearing, anchor of the Baltimore Ravens making his final journey through the NFL playoffs. For those of us that can remember, Ray Lewis was extremely close to not being in this position.  Before he was a Super Bowl winner and Defensive MVP in 2001, Lewis was on trial for his life after being at the scene of a double murder in Atlanta during Super Week in 2000. Lewis along with Reginald Oakley and Joseph Sweeting, were charged with the murder of Jacinth Baker and Richard Lollar.  Ray Lewis was eventually charged with obstruction of Justice, a Misdemeanor after he agreed to testify against Oakley and Sweeting. Lewis never snitched on the men or linked them to the murders, and a few weeks later both men were acquitted.  The only real truth to ever come out of that night, was that there was a huge brawl outside of a club, two men were stabbed to deat...
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