When Aaron Hernandez was arrested and charged with murder earlier this summer, many quickly drew parallels to the case of Ravens icon Ray Lewis, who ended up pleading guilty to obstruction of justice charges in a murder case earlier in his career.
So how will Lewis, who retired after winning the Super Bowl and begins his post-NFL career at ESPN later this summer, deal with the discussion about the former Patriots player?
When asked by SI.com's Richard Deitsch if he should be part of any studio conversations about the case, he said "It would only be to give a brief explanation on what you know. Because if you are talking about getting into the case -- what happened, how it happened -- that’s the judge’s job, that's the police's job.
"Having gone through the things I have been through, what I learned from that is everybody has something they want to say, and 80 percent of them are illiterate. You have to be careful with it. You can’t speak about something you do not know. Give your opinion, and keep it moving from there.”
Lewis, who spent 17 years with the Baltimore, will be a studio analyst to start but may be tapped to do more work, according to SI.