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Ray Lewis played his final home game as a Baltimore Raven this past Sunday, and it was an emotional and thrilling event. There was Roger Goodell rushing to Baltimore to greet Lewis, tributes, and one final pregame “squirrel dance.”
Except it wasn’t the final squirrel dance he would do Sunday afternoon. On the games final play the Ravens allowed Lewis to line up as the up back in the victory formation, and after the final kneel, Lewis broke out the squirrel dance once more.
Colts wide receiver and fellow Miami Hurricane Reggie Wayne didn’t take kindly to Lewis doing the dance again, and according to NFL.com Wayne felt Lewis was disrespectful in doing it on that final play.
“I saw it as disrespectful,” Wayne said Monday on WNDE-AM in Indianapolis. “They’d already had a tribute every quarter.”
I think Wayne is a little salty about his season being over. If it was anyone else, yea I could see the fuss. It’s the one and only Ray Lewis.
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For the Colts: RB Delone Carter, DT Kellen Heard, S Delano Howell, OT Tony Hills, WR Nathan Palmer, G Joe Reitz and CB Teddy Williams
For the Ravens: S Omar Brown, DT Bryan Hall, LB Adrian Hamilton, G/T Ramon Harewood, CB Chris Johnson, G Jah Reid and WR Deonte Thompson