Lewis, who is a commentator for ESPN and former teammate/mentor of Rice, shared his thoughts on ESPN’s “Monday Night Countdown” program.
“I’m disappointed. This is personal for me. I’m torn,” said Lewis. “This is a guy that I really took up under my wing and tried to mentor to make sure he had a successful career and stayed away from things like this.
“A man should never, ever put his hands on a woman. Bottom line,” said Lewis.
Lewis also said he reached out immediately to Rice upon hearing of the incident.
Lewis says he takes domestic violence seriously because while growing up, he experienced his mother become a victim of it.
Many people dislike hearing Lewis as a moral voice on any subject matter ever since he was charged with murder after a fight the week of the Super Bowl in 2000 led to two men being killed. Lewis reached a plea deal and plead guilty to obstruction charges.
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