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Crime rate will rise without NFL season, Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis says

Associated Press Contributor

It’s more than not having a reason to look forward to Mondays.

If the NFL and NFLPA can’t come to an agreement in their labor dispute, one Baltimore Ravens’ veteran believes society as a whole will pay – because there will be more violent crime.

“Do this research if we don’t have a season — watch how much evil, which we call crime, watch how much crime picks up, if you take away our game,” Ray Lewis told ESPN.

Lewis, the face of the Ravens franchise who is considered a spiritual leader in the league, has dealt with his own fair share of crime.

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