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Ravens legend Ray Lewis honored with Hall of Fame parade in Baltimore

Ravens legend Ray Lewis honored with Hall of Fame parade in Baltimore

The speeches were over, City Hall was starting to clear out, and Mayor Catherine Pugh had cued the music from the Ravens’ marching band when the early-Saturday party in downtown Baltimore — Ray Lewis’ party — played one of the hits.

“Let me get my dance music,” Lewis interjected. “No, I need it different. Hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on.”

He wanted Nelly. He wanted “Hot in Herre.” At the end of a celebration of Lewis’ Hall of Fame NFL career, after a speech in which he embodied the vices and virtues that have made him perhaps Baltimore’s most compelling public figure, all that was missing was the...

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