By Jill Rosen
The Baltimore Sun
4:33 PM EST, January 2, 2013
Notable Ravens fans react on Twitter to news that Ray Lewis will retire at the end of this season:
Actor Josh Charles @MrJoshCharles: I attended Ray Lewis' first game in Sept 1996 with my Pop and we'll be there Sun to say farewell to one of the best to ever play the game.
Attorney General Doug Gansler @DougGansler: Sad for Maryland and NFL that Ray Lewis is retiring. Truly an one-of-a-kind, inspirational person - not to mention a great linebacker.
Oriole Adam Jones @SimplyAJ10: I def have to come to BMORE now. Gotta see Ray Lewis go out on a great note. And hope that the Bengals ball out so we host the AFC Champ gm
Pastor Jamal Bryant @jamalhbryant: My heart hurts! Just learned my brother 4 life, Ray Lewis is retiring on Sunday! Raven nation stand up!
Gov. Martin O'Malley @GovernorOMalley: Ray Lewis = greatest Raven of all time. Can't wait to see that dance Sunday!
Radio personality Reagan Warfield @reaganwar: Just think how much fun some sculptor's going to have making a bronze Ray Lewis dance statue.
Hall of Famer Barry Sanders @BarrySanders: I'd like to take a moment to honor a great career and player in @raylewis a worthy opponent.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake @MayorSRB: Ray Lewis plans to retire after the #Ravens win the Super Bowl – it will be a fitting ending to a stellar career.
MMA fighter John Rallo @jrallo44: @raylewis announced his retirement. It was an honor to watch possibly the greatest football player ever, play for the Ravens the last 17yrs
Superfan Captain Dee-Fense @deecapt: Oh no, Ray Lewis is retiring. Captain Dee and Ray arrived the same time. I owe him a lot!!!!
Qadry Ismail @QadryIsmail: I've been blessed to have seen and played w two men who redefined the game Reggie White and Ray Lewis! What an honor n privilege! #legends
Dick Vitale @DickieV: This sure Hall of Famer is taking his Last ride - He has been a hardcharging winner who always gave his BEST!
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