This is such a fucking joke, and an obvious publicity stunt by Mitch Ross.
First off, where's the tape? How come it's not up on youtube by now?
Second, why now? Duh, Ross trying to get publicity. Mission accomplished.
Third, where are the financial transactions? Shipping transactions? Did these remedies just magically appear at Ray Lewis' house?
I mean seriously people, EPSN, SI, and NFLN reporters, shouldn't you be asking these questions?
And, Hannah Storm is a slimey fucking cunt. Ray dismissed the mularkey several times, including saying he would never even THINK about taking the crap, yet you want to keep parroting yourself that he's not denying it? ESPN is so desperate for this to be a story it is sickening. At least Schlereth was being reasonable and pragmatic saying it was going to go away because there is no way for it to proceed further. Storm couldn't seem to accept that little nugget of truth.
What a fucking bitch.
Neither one of us knows and until the writer...whom I'm sure will be asked about this report a lot over the next couple weeks sheds more light on it, we won't know.
I don't think you can clearly say that he didn't hear it anymore than someone saying he clearly did.
But either way, it's a very, very bad look.
First off I love the timing and how ESPN is covering this. ;) \
I will say this and I'm sure other people can back me here.
I WRITE for a website about movies and comics. They way we MAKE money is per clicks per article. That is all I see about this article. It was written a while ago it is clear. This writer and SI held it just for this day, because it is Ray and it is Super Bowl week which means everyone will click this article and read it.
I for one won't even click the article. I believe this was brought up a year or two ago about deer antler spray. To me it is a bullshit story. They 'SI' are just looking to make money off this story. The story so far is just that a story.
Controversy sells... Thats why ESPN has become TMZ Sports. Nobody gives a shit about a player helping out needy kids.
Does that mean the audio from the phone is picked up, or is it just recording a phone call with him talking?
Because I could videotape myself on a phone call with Obama, or Madonna or Fidel Castro. Unless you can actually hear and confirm the person's voice on the other end of the phone, I just don't see what a videotaped phone call proves.
People fake phone calls all the time to get out of conversations. I can pretend anyone in the world is on the other line. I can use fake names. I can make fake responses.
I have heard of sloppy journalism, but this would take the cake.
In addition, they apparently tried to confirm by interviewing Ray and Ray admitted to using SWATs. (From the sounds of the interview, it appeared that they caught him by surprise.)
In the Big Easy right now, great time!!
The facts are that there have been no positive tests of Ray for banned substances. So, unless there is other evidence out there, Schlereth is right -- there is nowhere else for this story to go.
It does suck that it is swallowing up media day, though.