LeGarrette Blount: I asked Ray Lewis for permission to do his dance
New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount busted out the Ray Lewis dance after scoring a touchdown during his team’s win over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. Most Ravens fans took it as a sign of disrespect, and you can understand why. However, Blount insists he got permission from Lewis.
“There was excitement, you know what I’m saying?” Blount told reporters after the game, via CBS Boston. “The last one, Ray Lewis, no disrespect. Respect. I love him. I’ve talked to him a few times, and I asked if I could do that before I did it.”
That may sound hard to believe, but Blount claims Lewis gave him his blessing.
“Out of respect for him … I talked to him one of the last times I played him, and I had his phone number still from doing a couple of appearances with him, so I asked him a while ago,” Blount added.
Perhaps Lewis thought Blount was joking, because I can’t imagine he would ever give a player permission to do his trademark dance in front of the fans that worshipped him for 17 seasons. And Blount isn’t even the first player to do it this year. If nothing else, I’m sure Blount was with another team when he had that discussion with Lewis. I bet the conversation would have been much different if he asked Lewis as a member of the Patriots.