January 30, 2013
I was more than disgusted at Susan Reimer's column on Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis' involvement in a 2000 murder investigation ("Note to Ravens: Sportswriters never forget," Jan. 24). Ms. Reimer should stick to writing about her usual stuff and leave the Baltimore sports scene alone.
I question her motives in bringing up a subject that occurred more than a dozen years ago, then poking at it as if she were trying to create an atmosphere of negativity around the Ravens' achievement in making it to the Super Bowl this year.
There cannot be enough positive things said about Mr. Lewis, who has been with the Ravens since 1996. As the late Art Model even said during that time in 2000, "the only thing Ray Lewis is guilty of is choosing his friends."
Since then, Mr. Lewis has shown what working hard and committing yourself to make the best of life can bring if one believe in oneself. The role model he has become for so many young men who have made a mistake in their life journey has shown them that they too can overcome adversities and succeed if they believe in themselves and work to turn their lives around.
Shame on Ms. Reimer for overlooking, or failing to mention, the good that can come from mistakes. She should know better than that.
Mary Blair, Ellicott City
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