Shannon Sharpe shares in excitement for Ray Lewis statue

  • Ray Lewis' statue is unveiled outside M&T Bank Stadium.
Ray Lewis' statue is unveiled outside M&T Bank Stadium. (Kevin Richardson, Baltimore…)
September 04, 2014|By Mike Preston

NFL Hall of Fame tight end Shannon Sharpe was a close friend of Ray Lewis when they played together in Baltimore.

Sharpe was invited to attend Thursday morning's unveiling of the Lewis statue outside of M&T Bank Stadium but couldn't attend. However, Sharpe said he spoke to Lewis a couple of weeks ago.

"When they put up a statue of a person that speaks volumes," said Sharpe on Thursday via phone. "It speaks about that person's impact on the community not just as a player but as a person. It's one thing to honor a player by retiring his jersey, but something special when they build you a statue. That's something usually reserved for presidents."

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