Ray Lewis was very fond of the Ravens late owner Art Modell, so much so that he let emotion get the better of him before last nights season opener against the Bengals. Ray Ray, who is said to have lost 20+ pounds before this season, was seen on the sidelines holding back tears as he remembered his former boss before the contest.
In speaking about Modell right after his death, Lewis said, "When you think about Art Modell, you think about a great man, a leader, a father and a servant. Every minute of his life, he cared more about everyone around him than himself. Anytime I saw him, he would always make me smile. He always had a joke to lighten your mood or some sort of wisdom to impart to make you a better man. I genuinely loved Art as a man, and he showed me what to strive for in life. When you truly see the impact he had on everyone he touched, it humbles you. When I found out he wasn't doing well, I knew immediately I had to see him. When I was with him yesterday, I prayed with him and shared with him things that a son would say to a father. Even though he has left us, he is going to a place that one day we all want to be. I am truly blessed to have had Art in my life. He was a humble servant, and one of the best men I have ever known."
The Ravens went on the dismantle the Bengals 44-13, as they dominated on both sides of the ball. After the game, Lewis was also seen sporting this Art Modell memorial t-shirt, with cut-off sleeves to show off his guns. You know what they say, "moons out, poons out."