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08:02 AM ET 08.10 | In a conversation about his legacy, Ray Lewis talked both about how capable he is to keep playing football and how soon he might leave it. "My son will be a junior this year. I only play this game for another ring. If we can win it this year, and I'm being brutally honest with you, if we win it this year, I'm gone to then spend as much time as I can with him," Lewis said. "I'm gone to be with my son. And I feel like now we have enough pieces in place to make a good run at the Super Bowl." So if the Ravens win a title this season -- and they have a definite shot to do so -- Lewis may not come back. Is that set in stone? No, but Lewis made it very clear that while he isn't consistently pondering retirement, a championship would likely lead to the end of one of the top five greatest defensive careers the sport has seen.

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August 10, 2011  08:08 AM ET

Can understand that. I think a lot of players feel the same way - would retire if they win the SB.

August 10, 2011  08:14 AM ET

Ray Lewis would retire if ...

He had another opportunity to commit murder and get away with it.

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August 10, 2011  08:20 AM ET
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Ray Lewis would retire if ... He had another opportunity to commit murder and get away with it.

Wow...somneone had some Starbucks bold this morning. LOL!

August 10, 2011  08:22 AM ET

I wish he would retire...that would make beating the Ravens easier.

August 10, 2011  08:26 AM ET
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I wish he would retire...that would make beating the Ravens easier.

Damn sure would...

Like him or hate him... one of the best to ever strap 'em on.

August 10, 2011  08:30 AM ET
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Ray Lewis would retire if ... He had another opportunity to commit murder and get away with it.

sooooooooooo, you're not a Ravens fan, then

August 10, 2011  08:33 AM ET

Ravens in the Superbowl? Crazy from the heat.

August 10, 2011  08:44 AM ET
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sooooooooooo, you're not a Ravens fan, then

Mmmmmmm ... no.

August 10, 2011  08:45 AM ET

Good luck with that.

August 10, 2011  08:49 AM ET
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Ray Lewis would retire if ... He had another opportunity to commit murder and get away with it.

Shank you very much!

August 10, 2011  08:50 AM ET
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Ravens in the Superbowl? Crazy from the heat.

Almost as good as the Redskins are the ones to beat. AKA the other story on T&R

August 10, 2011  09:00 AM ET

There was an article in the paper this morning, First game; Ray Lewis tackles Mendenhall and puts him out of the game, who would be the backup RB? The Steelers always worry about this guy and what he can do.

August 10, 2011  09:18 AM ET

The Ravens were just a couple of dropped passes away last year. It's too early to say about this year, but I wouldn't write them off at this point.

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August 10, 2011  09:44 AM ET
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Ray Lewis would retire if ... He had another opportunity to commit murder and get away with it.

Actually, part of his plea deal and turning testimony against his cronies required he stay out of trouble and have a job.
I think he is just waiting for another tv gig to be handed to another ex player to be offered to him. That could be the hold up.

August 10, 2011  10:11 AM ET
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Ray Lewis would retire if ... He had another opportunity to commit murder and get away with it.

Harsh...spot on, but harsh. You ever consider running for office?

August 10, 2011  10:16 AM ET
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Harsh...spot on, but harsh. You ever consider running for office?

I would love the challenge, but I'm not a Tea Partyist.

 
August 10, 2011  10:31 AM ET

I WISH FANNATION WOULD STOP THIS MESSAGE BOARD. THERE ARE TO MANY IDIOTS THAT DO NOTHING BUT WRITE BULL CRAP. WHY CAN'T YOU WRITE SOMETHING OTHER THAN STUPID COMMENTS. WHAT A BUNCH OF BABIES. GET A LIFE LOOSERS.

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