After Ray Lewis announced his plans to retire at the end of the season, Ravens reporter Jerry Coleman broke the news on 105.7 The Fan’s Vinny and Rob Show.
“It is official guys, this comes Sunday. If it is the Ravens last home game, it will the last time that you see Ray Lewis run out of the tunnel. He has just announced that he will retire after this 17th and final season in the National Football League. He informed his teammates first. He’s told his family he wants to be around his kids, especially one going to the University of Miami which is his alma mater. So he just dropped a bombshell here; didn’t give it away that he was going to play, but talked about running through the tunnel so we expect him to play Sunday,” said Coleman on 105. 7 The Fan.
Teammate Ray Rice joined Lewis at the conference. Reportedly emotional, the Ravens running back talked about his relationship with Lewis.
“This is a day where you really don’t prepare for it. Come in. This is something that you know Ray, we talk about it. He’s always hinted that one day he’s going to close the chapter on this game. But today, I definitely didn’t prepare for it mentally. He’s raised me over the last couple of years and my locker’s right next to his and I just can’t picture Baltimore without him,” said Rice.
Back at 105.7 The Fan, Vinny and Rob took caller reaction. Many were grateful to Lewis for a great 17-year run.