Lewis Says 'I'm Innocent'

Making his first public statement since being charged with murder, Baltimore Ravens star Ray Lewis declared his innocence yesterday. “I’m looking forward to the day all the facts come out, everything is out front and my name is cleared,” Lewis, 24, told reporters at his team’s practice complex, surrounded by supportive team members. Lewis, along with two others, was indicted in the stabbing deaths of two men in a post-Super Bowl brawl in Atlanta. He added words of sympathy to the families of the victims. A judge issued a gag order in the case, so Lewis, who remains free on bond, did not answer reporters’ questions. However, Lewis’s lawyers maintain Lewis was trying to break up the fight when the stabbings occurred.

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