Shannon Sharpe Ethered Ray Lewis for Justifying Police Brutality Because of Black-on-Black Crime

Ray Lewis, Shannon Sharpe

Shannon Sharpe Ethered Ray Lewis for Justifying Police Brutality Because of Black-on-Black Crime

"Is he trying to say that we should turn a blind eye to police brutality until black-on-black crime ends?"

Published August 1, 2017

Somehow a debate yesterday on Fox Sports 1's Undisputed about the Baltimore Ravens possibly taking a chance on Colin Kaepernick spilled into Ray Lewis inexplicably attempting to justify police brutality because of Black-on-Black crime.

The moment occurred when Undisputed co-host Shannon Sharpe told his former teammate Lewis that "the very thing that Colin Kaepernick was protesting is the very thing that President Trump encouraged on Friday, which is police brutality."

When Sharpe continued to tell Lewis that he has yet to hear an NFL owner address a notorious incident of police brutality against an unarmed Black man, Lewis said, "right now there's over 200-plus murders in Baltimore. How many people you got talking about that? Nobody."

In other words, Lewis changed the topic of police brutality against unarmed Black men to that of Black-on-Black crime — two very different topics. And Sharpe wasn't having it.

Sharpe broke it down, explaining to Lewis that when one Black man kills another, he goes to jail, yet when a cop guns down an unarmed Black man "even on camera," he winds up back on the force, as we've seen so many times.

"What they try to do is when we talk about police brutality, they talk about Chicago, they talk about Detroit, they talk about Baltimore," pointing out to Lewis how evoking Black-on-Black crimes are not justification for police brutality.

Well, Sharpe definitely ethered his former teammate and Twitter gladly took notice with these priceless reactions.

  1. Just after the 6:10 mark of this video, you'll see how Shannon Sharpe begins to destroy Ray Lewis about police brutality

    Shannon broke it all down for Ray like he was breaking down a team huddle back in the day.

  2. The look on Shannon's face when Ray tried to explain that police brutality incidents aren't NFL owners' problems was pretty priceless

    #Facts.

  3. And Lewis's explanation definitely gave people a headache

    That's what it seemed like he was trying to convey. Shaking our heads.

  4. Perhaps Ray should run and tell NFL owners this ...

    Talk to 'em!

  5. Someone should have given Ray Lewis a standing 8 count because Shannon Sharpe had him dazed

    Shannon isn't the one to try. Now, his former teammate knows.

Written by BET Staff

(Photo: Fox Sports)

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