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The talk amongst NFL analyst on Sundays is unfortunately, yet unsurprisingly still about Ray Rice. One guy who has a dog in the fight is ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown marquee man, Ray Lewis.

The future Hall of Famer has been fairly vocal about distancing himself from his former teammate ever since the infamous tape went viral. They share the same first name and Super Bowl rings and also a common bond for the national police blotter stage. In 2000, Lewis was involved in an altercation that resulted in the deaths of two men. Although he beat the wrap, a murder case is nothing you truly ever live down, and his comments yesterday, September 21, awkwardly reminded us that.

“Sometimes we forget why we’re here. We’re here for one reason and one reason only. We’re here for domestic violence,” Lewis said during the pregame segment. “We’re here because we saw a friend of mine brutally hit his wife in an elevator. There’s some things you can cover up and then there’s some things you can’t. Right now is a sad day for me because the reputation that I left in this organization, this isn’t it. This isn’t it. What was built that many of years took hard work to get that. Took a hell of a reputation to put on the line. Men’s families. Men’s lives. How to actually get acclimated as a pro.”

Simply put, those were some “pretty poor choice of words” like Heath Ledger’s Joker said. The entire conversation can be found below. Let us know your thoughts on the matter in the comment section.

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