Home Sports Ravens Unveil Statue of Ray Lewis Wearing Missing White Suit From...

Ravens Unveil Statue of Ray Lewis Wearing Missing White Suit From 2000 Murders

BALTIMORE—Commemorating his Hall of Fame career, the Baltimore Ravens honored “a leader who made good men great” Thursday when the team unveiled a statue of legendary linebacker Ray Lewis, dressed in the missing white suit Lewis was wearing on the night of January 31, 2000, when Jacinth Baker and Richard Lollar were fatally stabbed.

At the dedication ceremony outside M&T Bank Stadium, Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti thanked Lewis for his 17 seasons of service to the team. “No player in Ravens history ever gave more than Ray Lewis,” Biscoitti said, gesturing towards the sculpture depicting Lewis as he might have looked on the night of the infamous double murder.

“Ray, it’s impossible to convey how much joy you’ve given the people of this city,” General Manager Ozzie Newsome said to the 39-year-old Lewis, who pled guilty to obstruction of justice in connection to the murders in 2000. “I’m not sure if anyone will ever fill your shoes.”

While the white suit Lewis was wearing the night of the murders has never been found, sculptor Fred Kail told reporters that he undertook extensive research to accurately depict how Lewis would have looked in the moments following the killings. The eight-foot tall likeness is crafted with extraordinary attention to detail, including arterial spray consistent with standing in front of a stabbing victim, as well as the hotel laundry bag Lewis used to dispose of the suit in a dumpster behind a fast food restaurant. Additionally, gazing into the statue’s eyes reveals the silhouettes of Reginald Oakley and Joseph Sweeting, companions of the linebacker whom Lewis testified against in exchange for reduced charges.

The future Hall of Famer, who agreed to financial settlements with the victims’ families in 2004, thanked the Ravens organization and fans, declaring “I can’t thank Baltimore enough. I can’t thank the Ravens enough… I’m never leaving. This is forever my city.” No comment was received from those in attendance at the Super Bowl XXXIV celebrations in Atlanta on whether Lewis’ decision to “never leave” the city of Baltimore should have been made 15 years ago.

“God is great,” Lewis concluded, wiping tears from his eyes.

Must Read

Learn about Some Common Instagram Mistakes that Fashion Brands Must Avoid in 2019 & Beyond

Ever since its inception, Instagram has provided brands and businesses the golden opportunity to effectively connect and engage with their target audience...

Points to remember when looking to overcome drug addiction

In a weak moment, out of curiosity or due to something else, you may have ended up getting addicted to a drug....

Every Serious Driving Enthusiast Should Have Up to Date Insurance

For those who usually owned at least one motorcycle, a pickup truck and a car – sometimes two or three cars –...

4 Tips for Successful Debt Consolidation

Debt consolidation is the buzzword today. Besides refinancing, huge purchases, or taking a mortgage, many online lenders provide an opportunity for customers...

Listen to what chiropractors have to say about leading a life free from pain

According to chiropractors, poor lifestyle is one of the leading causes of pain on the body. When we practice some wrong posture...
Read previous post:
Phil Robertson Heads to Iraq to Convert ISIS to Christianity

“The chances of someone involved getting beheaded seem high,” Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work said. “Nonetheless, we’re just going...

Close