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Fever, foot injury sideline Ray Lewis from Mt. Kilimanjaro climb

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09:14 AM ET 07.06 | Retired Ravens inside linebacker Ray Lewis was unable to take part in a climb of Mount Kilimanjaro due to a foot injury and fever, according to the charitable organization, TackleKili. Prior to the climb, TackleKili said that Lewis' fever spiked and his foot began swelling. The mission organization for World Serve International and Pros for Africa, TackleKili said Lewis made the choice to not go forward with the climb due to his health. "In the end, Ray's decision was to let the team move on without him, rather than hold them back or put himself in a position where an injury which requires surgery could become even more complicated," TackleKili said in a statement. "As always, his team backed his play. So while Ray refocused his service to this cause at a lower altitude, his team began the ascent on behalf of those in desperate need of clean water." Lewis is in Tanzania to raise money and awareness about the need for clean water in East Africa.

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July 6, 2013  09:23 AM ET

All this to say that Lewis is on the sidelines watching the team play!

July 6, 2013  09:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

All this to say that Lewis is on the sidelines watching the team play!

I wonder if Arthur Wilson and Sir George Head are part of the team.

July 6, 2013  09:41 AM ET

Why doesn't he just spread his wings and float up to the top? Seems every Raven fan, member of the media, and Lewis himself, thinks he's God himself. A little fever and foot injury shouldn't stop him at all.

July 6, 2013  09:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Why doesn't he just spread his wings and float up to the top? Seems every Raven fan, member of the media, and Lewis himself, thinks he's God himself. A little fever and foot injury shouldn't stop him at all.

Exactly. And if he makes it to the top with his injured foot, that further cements his godliness. Saint Ray.

July 6, 2013  09:53 AM ET

The Famous Foots?

July 6, 2013  09:56 AM ET

I guess he's no JBL.

July 6, 2013  10:01 AM ET

Get out the deer antler spray! He'll be beating the sherpas to the peak by days!

July 6, 2013  10:15 AM ET

He's smart to head down. Even on the Coca Cola Route to Kili you can die real fast if you're not right. It's a 19,000 foot climb. The way to deal with a fever there isn't "walk it off, son". You kinda have to appreciate the mission, by the way. Besides the clean water part of it, they took hearing aids to a village with a lot of hearing-impaired kids on the way to base camp. Did the fittings and everything. Tommy Harris is with the group, too.

July 6, 2013  10:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Why doesn't he just spread his wings and float up to the top? Seems every Raven fan, member of the media, and Lewis himself, thinks he's God himself. A little fever and foot injury shouldn't stop him at all.

I would be more impressed if he hadn't fathered a bunch of kids by various women and wasn't connected to the murder of someone.

July 6, 2013  10:22 AM ET

His charitable organization is "Tacklekill"?








Seriously?

July 6, 2013  10:29 AM ET

Come on, man. Just say that you didn't want to climb.

July 6, 2013  10:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

His charitable organization is "Tacklekill"?

Seriously?

LOL - Pull out the bifocals Otis.

July 6, 2013  10:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

His charitable organization is "Tacklekill"? Seriously?

TackleKill certainly makes things a little more interesting than TackleKili...

July 6, 2013  10:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

LOL - Pull out the bifocals Otis.

I'm old. Let me live in delusion.

July 6, 2013  10:38 AM ET

Everybody keeps on picking on Old Ray, even though he's got a bad foot, no sympathy for the devil?

July 6, 2013  10:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

I'm old. Let me live in delusion.

That's better than living in Indy!!!

July 6, 2013  10:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

I'm old. Let me live in delusion.

Okay but you'll have to become a Leafs fan. ;-)

July 6, 2013  11:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Okay but you'll have to become a Leafs fan. ;-)

Kind of reminds me of a Cubs joke (or anyone else whose team has sucked for a long time). How many Cubs fans does it take to screw in a light bulb? 11. 1 to actually do it, and 10 to talk about how great they USED TO do it.

July 6, 2013  11:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Okay but you'll have to become a Leafs fan. ;-)

No.

 
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