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Lions part ways with Ronnell Lewis, three others

The Detroit Lions used a fourth-round draft pick on Ronnell Lewis last year. Rather, they wasted one. Lewis, an undersized 6-foot-2, 253-pound defensive end, is one of four players released Sunday by the Lions to cut their roster to 80 players. The club must trim down to 75 by Tuesday at 4 p.m. The other players who failed to make the most recent cut were safety Chris Hope, cornerback...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
August 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Lewis cites "personal issues" for rough rookie season

Ronnell Lewis came to Detroit as a fourth-round pick with a cool nickname - "The Hammer" - and a reputation as a special-teams star in college at Oklahoma. A year later, he's trying to hang on to a job and prove he's really not a wasted draft pick and a total flop. "Coming in, I didn't really know what to expect," Lewis said. "Now that I do...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
August 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions’ Schwartz, Mayhew still looking for the pony

Detroit Lions DE Ronnell Lewis tweeted an apology to fans for his part in an incident in Norman, OK last month.  Lewis used Twitter to apologize to “everyone” and by that I presume he means fans, coaches, management and his teammates.  He claims to have learned from his adventure and seems to commit to the idea that it won’t happen again.  Good enough. With his Tweets,...
Via The Penalty Flag
May 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Does sorry make it better for Ronnell Lewis?

Ronnell Lewis walked into Martin Mayhew’s office and offered up an apology for the foolishness that put him in jail in Norman , Oklahoma two weekends ago. Everything is good, right?  Maybe.  Maybe not, but it took a relatively big man to swallow a little pride and stand contritely before the General Manager and state that he was wrong and apologize for his actions. According...
Via The Penalty Flag
May 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Ronnell Lewis: The Hammer falls

Everyone in Lions Land was simply holding their breath, hoping the team could make it to training camp at least, without further incident but it happened anyway.  Another player on the team simply couldn’t stay out of trouble and remain in line. Detroit Lions’ second year DE, Ronnell Lewis, also known from his collegiate days at Oklahoma as “The Hammer”, was arrested over...
Via The Penalty Flag
April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Another Detroit Lions player arrested

Apeaceful offseason for the Detroit Lions has turned for the worse over the last month with two players being arrested. The latest incident involved defensive end Ronnell Lewis, a flop last season as a rookie after being a fourth-round draft pick. Lewis had to be Tasered twice afteralledgedly pushing another man to the ground and then punching him, right in front ofpolice officers...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
April 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions' Ronnell Lewis faces misdemeanors

Detroit Lions linebacker Ronnell Lewis faces three misdemeanor charges following his arrest during an altercation at an Oklahoma bar. Norman police records show that the 22-year-old Lewis was arrested early Saturday morning and charged with public intoxication, disturbing the peace and interference with a law enforcement officer. Lewis played eight games for the Lions last season...
Via AP on Fox
April 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Lions’ Ronnell Lewis arrested for disorderly conduct

According to Jake Trotter of, Detroit Lions linebacker Ronnell Lewis was arrested over the weekend at a bar in Norman, Oklahoma due to three misdemeanor complaints. Lewis, 22, got into the altercation early Saturday morning at Logan’s on the Corner, located in Norman’s Campus Corner entertainment district, according to the Norman Police Department. Police responded to...
Via Pro Football Zone
April 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Lions DE Ronnell Lewis Arrested After Incident in Bar

That makes nine arrests in the last two offseasons for the Lions. #Lions DE Ronnell Lewis arrested on misdemeanor complaints after a bar incident in Norman, according to Jake Trotter of Sooner Nation — Anwar Richardson (@AnwarRichardson) April 23, 2013 #Lions on Ronnell arrest “We are aware of the incident involving Ronnell Lewis. We are in the process of gathering more information...
Via BlackSportsOnline
April 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Lions rookies add to the confusion of concussions

The Detroit Lions drafted Ronnell Lewis in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft and the kid known as "The Hammer" has only added to the confusion surrounding concussions in the NFL. Ronnell Lewis earned his nickname for the big hits he laid out on opponents at Oklahoma. One play stands out to Lewis' current and former teammate, linebacker Travis Lewis. "...
Via The Penalty Flag
June 07, 2012  |  Discuss
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