Dancing Ray Lewis Needs to Keep Dancing and Stay Off Colin Kaepernick’s Girlfriend’s Timeline

Former professional football player Jim Brown, former professional football player Ray Lewis and Pastor Darrell Scott speak to reporters at Trump Tower in New York City on  Dec. 13, 2016. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Former professional football player Jim Brown, former professional football player Ray Lewis and Pastor Darrell Scott speak to reporters at Trump Tower in New York City on Dec. 13, 2016. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

There was a time in the not-so-distant past that black men who told on slaves who tried to escape slavery earned themselves some extra comforts from their master. Maybe they got an extra pig foot at dinner. Maybe they got an actual bed to sleep in that night, or maybe they got an extra-long rub on the top of their head from their white slave owner for work well done. It was just kind of how things worked.

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Well, ever since accused attempted murderer Dancing Ray Lewis has found Jesus, he has also found himself earning all the pig dinners and head rubs he can manage as one of the most outspoken and vocal mouthpieces against the sports movement for black lives.

According to Dancing Ray Lewis, the Baltimore Ravens were really close to signing Colin Kaepernick until Kaep’s girlfriend—an extra-woke soldier in the struggle, Nessa Diab—tweeted this epic Django Unchained photo comparing Dancing Ray Lewis and Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti’s embrace to that of loyal house slave Stephen, played by Samuel L. Jackson, and the slave owner played by Leonardo DiCaprio.

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Lewis claimed that the tweet was “racist” and the reason Kaepernick isn’t with the Ravens.

“We were going to close the deal to sign him,” Lewis said on Showtime’s Inside the NFL on Tuesday night, ESPN reports. “Steve Bisciotti said, ‘I want to hear Colin Kaepernick speak to let me know that he wants to play football.’

“And it never happens because that picture comes up the next day,” Lewis added.

Lol! Stahp! Seriously, Dancing Ray Lewis, stop!

Stop acting like this was a done deal until a tweet happened. Stop acting like the owners aren’t a “good ole boys” club of collusion and racism. Stop acting like you have any influence—you don’t. Stop acting like one tweet ruined this man’s spotless career, which to this day includes only a silent protest in the movement to stop police from killing unarmed black men, women and children.

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But yes, Dancing Ray Lewis, let’s make this about a quarterback’s girlfriend, as if that has ever stopped anyone from being signed to a sports team.

“His girl goes out and put out this racist gesture and doesn’t know we are in the back office about to try to get this guy signed,” Lewis said. “Steve Bisciotti has said it himself: ‘How can you crucify Ray Lewis when Ray Lewis is the one calling for Colin Kaepernick?’”

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Really, Dancing Ray Lewis? Did you talk to Donald Trump about Colin Kaepernick? On the field, Dancing Ray Lewis was one of the scariest linebackers ever to play the game; off of it, he’s a shell of himself. My father always said, why should a white man have to say how he feels when there is a black man ready to do it for him? I hate what Dancing Ray Lewis has become, but I am sure that if he stopped dancing long enough to really look at himself, he’d agree that he hates it, too.

Currently, there are a lot of sports figures who believe themselves to be Muhammad Alis, when, in fact, they’re just a bunch of George Foremans.

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But let’s let Dancing Ray Lewis continue: “Then he’s flying him to Baltimore. I am sitting with all three of them and we are all having a conversation about bringing Colin Kaepernick in.”

Here’s proof that none of this was ever going to happen: When Bisciotti was reportedly weighing the decision to bring Kaepernick onto the team, he was quoted as saying, “Pray for us.” What would we be praying for? Kaepernick has been a shining example of what a sports organization should be looking for: a socially conscious, upstanding citizen who spends his time in the offseason donating money to schools and helping those who aren’t as fortunate.

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But we are supposed to believe, because white America has flipped this protest into an anti-American protest—which just so happens to be how every black protest in the history of black protests has been treated—that the team needs prayer? Kaepernick is so tainted for standing on the right side of history that quarterback Brock Osweiler, a man who couldn’t throw a rock in the ocean if he were chest-deep in high tide, spent one day on the free agent market before he was snatched up, yet Kaepernick still doesn’t have a team.

Yeah, just keep dancing, Ray; at least we know where to find you. While we’re busy doing the work, you can keep working on getting that head rub, because the picture that Nessa tweeted wasn’t racist; it was accurate, and that’s what really hurt.

Read more at ESPN.

Senior Editor @ The Root, boxes outside my weight class, when they go low, you go lower.

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DISCUSSION

Quick question: Had anyone seen that post before Ray brought it up?

I’m not a social media guy, but is it common for employers to tap into significant other timelines as a way to determine a candidates fitness for a job?

Ray Lewis is saying that Kaep was talented enough to hire, but the fact that his feelings (and the feelings of the owner, more importantly) were hurt by dude’s girlfriend kept them away?

Do they even realize how petty that makes them sound? This is a team that stood up for a guy in a murder trial. A team that stood beside an admitted wife beater, but a social media comment by someone that is not...

Ohhhhh, wait a minute, I get it.

This is a “he can’t control his bitch” response!!!

So, not only are these guys cowards, they want to sneak in a little misogyny, too.

I am so done with pro football. I hate myself for even caring about this shit.