NFL Great Ray Lewis to Retire

Future Hall of Famer is done after the playoffs
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 2, 2013 12:14 PM CST
NFL Great Ray Lewis to Retire
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis is introduced before a game against the New England Patriots in September.   (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

This probably isn't great news for the Indianapolis Colts, who play the Baltimore Ravens Sunday in a first-round playoff game. The Ravens' superb and ferocious Ray Lewis has a big incentive to play even harder: It could be his last game. The future Hall of Famer announced today that he's retiring after 17 seasons when the playoffs end, reports the Baltimore Sun. "I've ran my course," he said. "It's time for me to create a different legacy." The Sun says he's "in the conversation as one of the best middle linebackers in NFL history." See Bleacher Report for reaction and more on his career. (More Ray Lewis stories.)

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