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In life after the NFL, Ray Lewis expands his ambitions — TV, philanthropy, bourbon — if not his popularity

In life after the NFL, Ray Lewis expands his ambitions — TV, philanthropy, bourbon — if not his popularity

Not long after leaving professional football atop the sport’s highest peak, Ray Lewis tried to climb a mountain.

In May 2013, the former Ravens linebacker announced that he would make his way up Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa. “I am so FIRED UP for this adventure,” he said in a statement, the capitalization indicating he had perhaps found another outlet for his famous passion. Over three months earlier, he had played the last game of his Hall of Fame-bound NFL career, a win in Super Bowl XLVII, his

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