Ray Lewis may have a ton of respect for Ben Roethlisberger, but that doesn’t mean he wants to see the Steelers quarterback end his career on a winning note.
Big Ben is playing in what is expected to be the final game of his storied career (unless the Colts lose and his Steelers win to get into the postseason). And fittingly, it’s against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium, where Roethlisberger made his NFL debut back on 2004.
While covering the big occasion, ESPN decided to ask some former Ravens stars about their thoughts on Big Ben and his final game. And, not surprisingly, some of them weren’t exactly wishing him the best of luck.
When they asked Ray Lewis to speak about Roethlisberger’s “fitting farewell,” the Hall of Fame linebacker made his allegiances very clear. Via ESPN:
“If it’s one opponent that he could have played last, it would’ve been Baltimore. And I guarantee you if you were to ask him the cast or the players on the other side of that, I guarantee you, he would go back and say, ‘Give me Sizzle [Suggs], give me Ray, give me that crew one more time. I want to dance with that crew one more time.’ But man, now that he plays in Baltimore, let me say this up front: I hope he doesn’t go out the way he wants to go out.”
Lewis isn’t the only former Raven rooting for a Roethlisberger loss today. Terrell Suggs also said, “It’s kind of Shakespearean, but I think it’d only be fitting if we win.”
Can Big Ben go out with one last win and leave these two former Ravens linebackers disappointed in the process? We’ll find out.
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