Vikings LBs, players effusive over Ray Lewis
The NFL loses legends every year as future Hall of Famers retire from the game. When Brett Favre retired (for good), it was almost like a funeral atmosphere surrounding it. Favre hadn't died, but a generation of football fans had grown up marveling at what he had been able to accomplish. Another living legend of the NFL announced his retirement Wednesday, as Ray Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens conducted a press conference to say that when the Ravens' 2012 season is over, his 17-year NFL career will be over. The news resonated through Winter Park, as players who have known Lewis or just admired from a distance weighed in on the news. Erin Henderson, who hadn't heard the news yet, was visibly shocked because he has come to know Lewis over the years while both were football stars in Maryland – Henderson for the Terrapins and Lewis for the Ravens – and said the NFL is losing one of its top men, not just an elite player. "Hats off to him," Henderson said. "(He's) one of the...
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