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Ray Lewis might be retired, but he sure isn't done talking.
The former Ravens linebacker is alleging that the blackout at Super Bowl XLVII was no coincidence.
"I'm not gonna accuse nobody of nothing -- because I don't know facts," Lewis told NFL Films' "America's Game" series. "But you're a zillion-dollar company, and your lights go out? No. (Laughs) No way.
"Now listen, if you grew up like I grew up -- and you grew up in a household like I grew up -- then sometimes your lights might go out, because times get hard. I understand that. But you cannot tell me somebody wasn't sitting there and when they say, 'The Ravens (are) about to blow them out. Man, we better do something.' ... That's a huge shift in any game, in all seriousness. And as you see how huge it was because it let them right back in the game."
The Ravens held a 22-point lead minutes into the third quarter when the lights went out in the Superdome in New Orleans, halting the game for 34 minutes. When power was finally restored the 49ers went on a furious comeback, scoring 17 points in the span of a little more than four minutes to cut their deficit to five.
Baltimore eventually held on to a 34-31 win in Lewis' final NFL game.
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Making sense has never been the strength of Ray Lewis' oration game, but now the retired Baltimore Ravens linebacker is careening past motivational nonsense and into the realm of the conspiracy theory.
Remember when the lights went out during Super Bowl XLVII? Lewis says that was no accident.
"I'm not gonna accuse nobody of nothing -- because I don't know facts...
Ray Lewis left the game of football a two-time champion after winning Super Bowl XLVII, but the now-infamous power outage that occurred in the third quarter almost derailed the Ravens victory, and Lewis doesn’t believe the strange occurrence was accidental.
Prior to the blackout, Baltimore was leading the 49ers by a score of 28-6. The Ravens seemed to be cruising to a sure victory...
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh thinks the team is so stocked at the wide receiver position going into the 2013 season that they're considering trading one of them, reports Chris Wesseling of NFL.com.
Baltimore Ravens defensive lineman Elvis Dumervil received a five year, $45 million dollar contract from the Ravens this offseason and has spent some of that on a new mansion in Parkland, Florida. Too bad he is going to have to wait a few months to actually spend some time here.
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