It's safe to say Ray Lewis is not happy with officials for flagging Ahmad Brooks for his hit on Drew Brees during Sunday's New Orleans Saints-San Francisco 49ers game.
The hit, which can be seen here, may have changed the outcome of the game by giving New Orleans second life. The Saints, down by three at that point, went on to win the game on a last-second field goal.
In the game's aftermath that hit caused no shortage of controversy. Brooks himself called the 15-yard penalty for the hit "b------t."
On Monday night Lewis, the former Baltimore Ravens star who is now part of ESPN's Monday Night Football crew, voiced his displeasure over the call. In a winding rant, Lewis called the penalty the most embarrassing call in the NFL since the Tuck Rule call in 2001 (perhaps a slight exaggeration).
Lewis also said that if Brooks is hit with a fine, he will personally pay half of it. If Brooks isn't fined for the hit, he almost certainly will be for his postgame comments.
Lewis even took out his credit card to emphasize his point.
In 2012 Brooks signed a six-year, $44.5 million contract extension, so he shouldn't need much help with the fine. But it is certainly nice of Lewis to offer.
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