Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis told ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio that he thinks crime will increase if the NFL lockout continues into the 2011-12 regular season.
Lewis, 36, said that people in general, not just NFL players, will turn to criminal activity without a regular season because there’s “nothing else to do.”
“Do this research if we don’t have a season,” he said. “Watch how much evil, which we call crime, watch how much crime picks up, if you take away our game.”
The Pro Bowler talked about how this lockout is affecting “way more than” the players and owners.
“There’s too many people that live through us, people live through us,” Lewis said. “Yeah, walk in the streets, the way I walk the streets, and I’m not talking about the people you see all the time.”
We love you here in Baltimore, Ray, but this one sounds like a bit of a stretch.
Check out the interview below.