Ray Lewis Apologizes to Joe Flacco For Taking Stabs at Him (Video)
Last week, retired Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis called out his former QB Joe Flacco for lacking the passion needed for the game of football.
“Gifted? Absolutely. Passionate about what he do? I’ve never seen that,” Lewis told Fox Sports 1 on Thursday. “I don’t know what that looks like.”
“I don’t know how many times you’ll hear somebody just really go out on a limb to defend he’s the greatest teammate I’ve ever had,” Lewis said. “I don’t know how many times you’ll hear that. Maybe it’s because his personality just isn’t that personality. He’s not a rah-rah guy. He won’t say much. But, in the game of football, there has to be some burning fire behind you.”
“It’s different personalities that can make him rally,” Lewis said, “because that’s the only thing that can bring him out of that.”
Flacco decided to take the high road and not respond back in anger. On Monday, Lewis took to social media to issue a formal apology to Flacco for even bringing up his name in the first place.
“Like everybody else, I lashed out on the quarterback because, quote unquote, that’s the person who’s supposed to carry us,” Lewis said.
“From a man, you’ll never hear it again. Sorry for ever even calling out your name.”
— Ray Lewis (@raylewis) November 21, 2016