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Ray Lewis Tells Kaepernick to Focus On Football, Not Activism

Ray Lewis

And he isn't the only owner doing so.

The report said the Ravens were not the first National Football League team that wanted to sign Kaepernick but had the move blocked by a team owner.

"The mistakes I've made, I've never repeated twice", said Lewis in the video, who, in all fairness, has only ever once pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice in exchange for the dismissal of a murder charge.

Bisciotti recently asked fans to "pray for us" in regards to the team's deliberations over signing Kaepernick. Starting quarter Joe Flacco is out due to a back injury, and coach Jim Harbaugh and Newsome are allegedly interested in Kaepernick as a replacement. "Your opinions matter to us?"

On Sunday, Ravens president Dick Cass told the Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec that the team has had direct discussions with Kaepernick, that the quarterback wants to play, and that the Ravens were weighing the decision. "We're very sensitive to it, and we're monitoring it, and we're still, as Ozzie says, scrimmaging it, and we're trying to figure out what's the right tact".

ESPN reports that Baltimore has spoken with Kaepernick, and even consulted Ray Lewis on the matter, but there's no update on whether they'll sign the former 49ers QB. "I think they're all in the same category". Backup Ryan Mallett has struggled in training camp to live up to the task, throwing at least five interceptions in one practice, according to ESPN.

Just last month, the former Baltimore icon had strong words for Kaepernick, saying he has to decide whether he wants "to play football or do you want to be an activist?"

I'm not going to get too deep in Lewis's fundamental misunderstanding of what activism is-that's hard to do when he's barely speaking coherent sentences-but activism doesn't work if there is no audience.