ORLANDO, Fla. - I don't think Ray Lewis killed anyone in Atlanta during Super Bowl weekend in 2000.
But I strongly believe he knows who did.
Lewis presumably played his last NFL game Sunday night, leaving New Orleans triumphantly after the Baltimore Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers. And the double-murders in Atlanta outside an Atlanta nightclub will continue to be part of the legacy of one of the greatest players to wear an NFL uniform.
The murders remained unsolved.
During a pregame interview with Shannon Sharpe on CBS, Sharpe asked him: "What would you like to say to the families (of the victims)?"
Lewis said if "the system" had delved into the case properly "maybe they would have gotten to the bottom of it." Then, he played the God Card.
"If you really knew how God works, he don't use people who commit anything like that (murder) for his glory," Lewis said.
I have no problem with people being open and frank about their religious beliefs. I do have a problem with people who use religion as a prop to deflect criticism. And that's what I believe Lewis is doing.
How odd that his blood-stained suit from that night disappeared? How odd that he is shifting blame on law enforcement officials? How odd that he can't see why people would question his involvement in the case?
Sharpe gave him a free pass, saying that Lewis' faith "is a testament to how this man has transformed his life."
But Boomer Esiason brought up a relevant point that gets to the heart of the matter.
"He was involved in a double murder," Esiason said. "And I'm not sure he's ever given the answers we were looking for. He knows what went on there."
We're still waiting for the truth Ray. I presume God is too.