Ray Lewis to retire after playoffs

Ray Lewis to retire after playoffs

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Linebacker Ray Lewis (52) of the Baltimore Ravens is seen during a Nov.29, 1998 game.

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The Associated Press

Posted on January 2, 2013 at 12:48 PM

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) -- The Baltimore Ravens say Ray Lewis will retire after the playoffs.

The star linebacker told the team “This will be my last ride.” He has been out since Oct. 14 with a triceps injury, but expects to play Sunday in the wild-card round against Indianapolis.

The 37-year-old Lewis said, “It is time for me to create a new legacy” after 17 NFL seasons.

Lewis was the AP Defensive Player of the Year in 2000, when Baltimore won the Super Bowl title, and in 2003.

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