Ravens QB Joe Flacco thinks his teammate Ray Lewis is on point when he said crime in cities with NFL teams will increase. Appearing on a Philadelphia radio show, Flacco was asked his reacting to Lewis’ silly comments, not only did the quarterback say his comments make sense, he went further.
“The cities, they’re going to get hurt from this thing if we don’t play football. So I hear where he’s coming from and I wouldn’t say he’s wrong.” “I definitely think he has a point,” he said. “Ray likes to take things a little far, and he’s very passionate about what he’s talking about, but I don’t think he’s not making sense when he says that stuff.”
Again, NFL players should really think before they speak. “Making sense”? Lewis’ rant that “crime and evil” are going to go up if the NFL doesn’t play is about the most off the wall thing I have heard the entire off-season.
I would love to see the crime rates across America from 1pm to 8pm on Sundays, and if by chance the lockout continues into the season (won’t happen), I would like to see how much they actually rise.
Flacco is simply trying to stand up for his teammate, which I get, but really – don’t think if the NFL doesn’t play that people are that desperate that they won’t find something else to do – and that doesn’t include going out committing crime and plotting evil.