Get ready for the Ray Lewis story, in his own words -- or in the words of a co-author, at least.
Lewis will be publishing his memoirs, titled "I Feel Like Going On: Life, Game, And Glory," this coming fall, according to publisher Simon & Schuster.
The publishing house describes it as a "searing memoir" that delves into Lewis' childhood, "his father abandoning him, his best friend’s murder, and his own wrongful incarceration that threatened to cut short his football career."
The book is co-authored by Daniel Paisner, who has written more than 50 books, including several memoirs with athletes and entertainers.
"Newly retired, Lewis reveals his controversial opinions on the business of football and offers insights about the torturous aspects of the sport that you don’t see on television," according to Simon & Schuster. "From a rookie player accused of murder to arguably the best defensive player in the history of the NFL, Lewis’s story is one of triumph and tragedy, tenacity and strength."
Lewis, who retired from the Ravens after the 2012 season and now is an analyst for ESPN, returned to Baltimore a couple of weeks ago in the wake of the riots in the city. He met with residents and offered an impassioned speech to students at Douglass High School near where the riots began.
The book is scheduled to be released in October.