Ex-Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis to release memoir in October

Tuesday May 19th, 2015

Former Baltimore Ravens linebacker and current ESPN analyst Ray Lewis will release a memoir this fall, publisher Simon & Schuster announced.

The book, titled I Feel Like Going On: Life, Game, and Glory, will be co-written by Daniel Paisner and released in October.

The book is billed as a look into Lewis’ 17-year NFL career with the Ravens, “his father abandoning him, his best friend's murder and his own wrongful incarceration."

Lewis and two others were charged with double murder in 2000 after Super Bowl XXXIV in Atlanta following the killing of two individuals.

Lewis had the murder charges dismissed after he pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice. He received one year of probation and the NFL fined him $250,000. 

“Lewis reveals his controversial opinions on the business of football and offers insights about the torturous aspects of the sport that you don't see on television," the announcement from Simon & Schuster said. "From a rookie player accused of murder to arguably the best defensive player in the history of the NFL, Lewis' story is one of triumph and tragedy, tenacity and strength."

Lewis retired in 2013 after the Ravens' victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII.

He was 13-time Pro Bowler, seven-time AP All-Pro first-team selection and two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year. 

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