Erin Weaver
Saturday January 5th, 2013

Roger Goodell offered Ray Lewis a position as an adviser to the commissioner (Harry How/Getty Images) Roger Goodell offered Ray Lewis a position as an adviser to the commissioner (Harry How/Getty Images)

After Ray Lewis announced his retirement, job offers started pouring in--including one from commissioner Roger Goodell. The job offer is unpaid, and it sounds like Goodell would just want to use Lewis as a sounding board, per USA Today. Goodell has used Lewis as a source of advice in the past, and will likely continue to do so.

"He's a tremendous voice of reason," Goodell said. "He's someone that has a unique pulse of the players and that's helpful to me. That perspective is important to hear, and he would always share that with me whether he called or I called him. ... He means a great deal to this commissioner, and I could tell you that I will always seek out his input. He will stay involved, I'm certain of it, in football and that perspective that he has is something I'll reach out for on a regular basis."
Sports Illustrated reported earlier this week that Lewis will sign a multi-year contract with ESPN for television and radio, although ESPN won't confirm.

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