IRVING — If Ray Lewis wants to give Dez Bryant any advice, the 37-year-old middle linebacker will share it with the Cowboys wide receiver in private.
“A lot of the things he’s doing as a man I think would definitely be more personal attention that would help him kind of figure things out in life than hearing this or hearing that,” Lewis said. “He is a person that I have said that I would definitely like to rap with for a minute and then just kind of see where his head is.”
Like Bryant, Lewis has been arrested during his NFL career.
In 2000, Lewis was involved in an Atlanta fight that led to two men being stabbed to death. Lewis avoided murder charges and jail time by pleading guilty to misdemeanor obstruction of justice and testifying against two co-defendants.
Bryant was arrested in July on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge for allegedly assaulting his mother.
Since Lewis’ arrest, he has worked to repair his reputation. One sign of that is his large amount of charitable work. In 2010, a street in Baltimore was renamed “Ray Lewis Way” in honor of his charitable contributions.