E-mail threatens R. Lewis

FBI looking into message sent to Raven's foundation

Pro Football

February 12, 2005|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

FBI agents are investigating a threatening e-mail sent to the foundation of Ravens star Ray Lewis, prompting them this week to search an Ohio home.

The agents served a search and seizure warrant about 10 a.m. Wednesday in Akron, Ohio, said Special Agent Robert Hawk of the FBI's Cleveland field office.

An official with knowledge of the case told The Sun that the person suspected of sending the e-mail is believed to be related to one of the two men killed in a brawl after which Lewis was charged with murder.

After festivities surrounding the 2000 Super Bowl in Atlanta, Lewis and two other men were charged with stabbing Jacinth Baker and Richard Lollar in a street fight.

Authorities dropped the murder charge against Lewis, who agreed to testify against his co-defendants. They were acquitted. Lewis pleaded guilty to misdemeanor obstruction of justice and was sentenced to a year of probation.

The e-mail investigation is ongoing, and no arrests have been made, Hawk said.

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