Rumor: Baltimore Ravens planning to build Ray Lewis statue

Fresh from his Super Bowl-winning swansong, Lewis will soon be immortalized in sculpture form

CONFIRMED: The Baltimore Ravens are planning to build a statue of Ray Lewis

Baltimore Ravens fans may not get to see retiring linebacker Ray Lewis competing on the field at M&T Bank Stadium any longer. But they may soon get to see him standing guard outside the field. As ESPN, the Baltimore Sun, and Pro Football Talk report, the Ravens are planning to build a statue of the iconic player.

Statue worthy

Speaking to ESPN’s Jamison Hensley, Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti said he doesn’t know when the statue will be built or where it will be placed, but promised that the team is looking into it.

"I think he set himself apart in Baltimore sports history," Bisciotti is quoted as saying. "And we will certainly look into it and I would not be surprised if there is one there in the next year or two."

Lewis won’t coach

While Lewis may be joining the stadium landscaping in bronze or stone, he won’t be joining the coaching staff in flesh. Many had wondered whether he would transition from a player to a coach, but Ravens coach John Harbaugh says Lewis "has not expressed an interest in coaching" despite being asked by Harbaugh himself, though the coach goes on to say he is "always welcome" to change his mind.

 

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