Lewis appears to dispute speculation of impending retirement

Linebacker won't say whether second Super Bowl would be enough

January 12, 2012|By Edward Lee

Nearing the end of his 16th year in the NFL, Ray Lewis could be on the cusp of cementing a Hall of Fame career that includes 13 Pro Bowls, two NFL Defensive Player of the Year awards and a Most Valuable Player honor in Super Bowl XXXV.

But the Ravens inside linebacker seemed to throw water on the theory that he would retire after this season if the team captures Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis.

Asked whether two Super Bowl rings would be enough, Lewis replied, “I don’t know. You kind of get greedy once you get two. I don’t know. We’ll see. First of all, we have to get past this one before we can even talk about two rings. But this is the goal. We are back in that opportunity box again. Every week, you are talking about three more games. Yeah, the season is long, but you are talking about three more weeks to possibly get a chance to touch that confetti again. For me, like I said, people always say the first time is always the charm. I always say no matter when you win, there is always a charm. If it happens, it happens, but that’s definitely what we’re focused on.”

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