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Ray Lewis: No one at Media Day is qualified to ask about murder case

Super Bowl XLVII Media Day

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 29: Ray Lewis #52 of the Baltimore Ravens answers questions from the media during Super Bowl XLVII Media Day ahead of Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 29, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The San Francisco 49ers will take on the Baltimore Ravens on February 3, 2013 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

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Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis had to know heading into Super Bowl Media Day that he would be asked about pleading guilty to obstruction of justice in connection with a 2000 incident in which two men were stabbed to death and Lewis was initially charged with murder. But Lewis says that question is not appropriate for Super Bowl Media Day.

Asked about the case today, Lewis said he wouldn’t get into the details and he doesn’t think the assembled members of the media should be asking about it.

“Nobody here is really qualified to ask those questions,” Lewis said. “I just truly feel that this is God’s time, and whatever his time is, you know, let it be his will. Don’t try to please everybody with your words, try to make everybody’s story sound right. At this time, I would rather direct my questions in other places. Because I live with that every day. You maybe can take a break from it. I don’t. I live with it every day of my life and I would rather not talk about it today.”

That’s about what everyone expected Lewis to say: Lewis has typically refused to get into specifics about the case while invoking his religion to demonstrate that he’s a changed man. And that’s what Lewis is continuing to do during the last week of his NFL career.