Watch: Ray Lewis Says Terence Crutcher's Murder and Incidents Like It Aren't 'Race-Driven'

Ray Lewis

Watch: Ray Lewis Says Terence Crutcher's Murder and Incidents Like It Aren't 'Race-Driven'

His colleague Shannon Sharpe had a different take.

Published September 21, 2016

At this rate, Ray Lewis is going to have a controversial, head-scratching comment to make every week.

Just over a week since he cautioned Colin Kaepernick to remove the American flag from his silent protest against racism and violence in the country, Lewis has managed to deliver yet another eyebrow-raising hot take — this time about the murder of Terence Crutcher, another unarmed Black man shot and killed by police.

Appearing on FS1's Undisputed on Wednesday, the former two-time Super Bowl champion actually tried to reason that Crutcher's murder and other similar police-related incidents involving Black men are "not race-driven, they're hate-driven."

Wait ... come again?

They're not race-driven, Ray?

The moments before Crutcher was shot dead, a police officer in a helicopter hovering above made the judgment that the 40-year-old father of four looked like a "bad dude."

But that wasn't race-driven to you, Ray?


Here's Lewis's full statement.

Moments after Lewis made his statement about Crutcher, Undisputed co-host Shannon Sharpe delivered one of his own, flat out saying that "in 2016, being a Black man is inherently dangerous."

Watch Shannon break it down ... and perhaps enlighten Ray a little bit in the process.

What will Ray Lewis say next?

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Written by BET Staff

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