Ray Lewis says … when you’re rocking a $250k wardrobe, you’re LESS LIKELY to kill someone … and that’s kind of the new defense he’s using to explain why he didn’t murder anybody during an incident back in 2000.
Lewis opened up about the violent incident in Atlanta in 2000 … in which 2 people were stabbed to death during an altercation involving Lewis’ entourage.
Ray has always denied having any hand in the killings, but ultimately pled guilty to obstruction of justice.
In his new book, “I Feel Like Going On” … Ray addresses the long standing rumors that he was directly responsible for killing the two men.
“Remember, I was dressed out, had my jewelry on, my fine mink coat. I wasn’t about to start mixing it up looking like that. That’s the general rule of thumb when you’re doing the town and looking good. The nicer you’re dressed, the less inclined you are to get in a fight — that is, if you’re even inclined in that way to begin with.”
Ray says he was leaving a party that night with his entourage, when some “gangbangers” rolled up on his crew and hit one of Ray’s friends in the head with a champagne bottle.
“There I was, all dressed out in my mink coat, my fine suit. Dude dresses like that, he’s not looking for a fight. How I was dressed, it made no sense with what went down, those shots being fired, all of that. Forget what kind of statement my clothes might have made. Forget that I might have been a little loud, over the top. Point is, when you’re dressed like that, you’re off to the sidelines, and here were these gangbangers stepping out to us from the shadows, looking to make trouble — but it was trouble we drove right past.”
You know, I think Ray actually has a really good point here. I’ve never really thought much about it before. I’d always just kind of accepted the narrative that Ray Ray definitely stabbed some dude in his white suit that night and that the only reason he’s the church going, God fearing man that he is today is because that’s just kind of the logical move to make if you want to try and atone for taking another human’s life. But now that I’m sitting here on my couch writing run on sentences and running all these different scenarios through my head, I can think of about five or so outfits I personally own that I’d never even dream of throwing down in. Like Sea Bass from Dumb and Dumber could come up to me in the bar and literally hawk in my drink and I’d probably just shrug it off if I was rocking my navy blue H&M suit. That thing is European cut so it fits me extra tight and I just know if I had to throw a punch or jab with a knife I’d probably rip right out of those pants. And that’s only like a $250 suit too. I can’t even begin to fathom what I’d do in a $250,000 suit. To be honest I’m not even sure I’d make it out of the house. All my boys would be calling me asking where I’m at and I’d be all like, “nah man, I’m good. Got the quarter million dollar threads on tonight so I think I’m gonna take it easy. Don’t want to chance anything, you know?” Then again, maybe I do chance it and end up stabbing 2 people to death because apparently that gets you a Super Bowl ring and a bronze statue built outside M&T Bank Stadium.
PS- Does this mean I need a new name for my fantasy team?