Ray Lewis and the Tale of the Tape

There are reports out claiming that Ray Lewis said that crime will rise if the lockout isn't fixed. When I read this, it looked like he was saying the athletes were criminals. But watching the interview, I think he's talking about the jobs provided by pro football as an industry, with specific emphasis on those at the lower end of the paygrade.

Its a debatable contention, but watch the whole thing before you go crazy on Twitter or Facebook.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent at The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. He is the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle.

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