Originally written on No Guts, No Glory  |  Last updated 11/12/14

SAN DIEGO - SEPTEMBER 20: Ray Lewis #52 of the Baltimore Ravens looks on prior to the game against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on September 20, 2009 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
Ray Lewis surprised teammates and fans on Wednesday when he announced in a team meeting that he will retire after the Ravens’ playoff run. Lewis told teammates, that “this will be my last ride” and later told reporters that “it’s time for me to create a new legacy.” Well apparently, part of creating that new legacy involves working as a NFL analyst at ESPN. According Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated, Lewis is close to signing a multi-year contract with the ESPN to be part of the network’s Monday Night Countdown program as well as radio appearance. According to Deitsch, Lewis had been meeting with several networks during the season looking for the right fit. And he ultimately found it with ESPN. According to multiple sources, Lewis and his representatives from talent agency William Morris Endeavor met during the season with several of the NFL broadcast networks. One of Lewis’ main requirements, according to sources, was flexibility in his schedule so he could attend the games of...
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