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Ray Lewis should be nobody’s role model

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis reacts after intercepting pass by Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger second half an NFL football

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis reacts after intercepting a pass by Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in the second half of an NFL football game in Baltimore, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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Updated: March 2, 2013 7:40AM

Morrissey right about Ray Lewis

Kudos to Rick Morrissey for his Tuesday column stating the facts about Ray Lewis, who was involved in an incident 13 years ago that left two men dead. Most columnists would stay away from a subject like that for fear that it is off-limits. But people need to remember what Ray Lewis did and let the NFL know that he may not be the role model they want. Rick is the only media guy I know of who has had the courage to write about this.

Dennis Gardner, Tinley Park

Ray Lewis has turned his life around

I’m not a Baltimore Ravens fan. I’m not a fan of linebacker Ray Lewis. I am a football fan. I do admire the way Ray Lewis has turned his life around, how he leads his team and how determined he is on the football field. Columnist Rick Morrissey seems to focus much attention on things Lewis did many years ago. He thinks something went wrong and Lewis got off free, or was guilty of some crime. The legal system in Atlanta said otherwise. Lewis was guilty of association with the wrong people. People can change, evolve and learn from mistakes. Lewis has done just that. The NFL, ESPN, major corporate sponsors, thousands of fans in Baltimore, Atlanta and many other cities across the country support Ray Lewis and what he has done over the last decade, on and off the field.

He or she who thinks they are perfect and without sin, please cast the first stone.

Philip Brown,


Pass gay marriage law

The state Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act should be passed. It is unjust to deny some families and couples legal protections and dignities based on their sexual orientation. Like all Illinoisans, gay and lesbian couples have the same values of love, commitment and desire to build a strong family. The stability and security that marriage brings are beneficial to all families and children.

Eileen Matthies, Elmhurst

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