Thursday, SI.com reported retiring Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis was on the verge of joining ESPN to begin his television career. Lewis has always been highly thought of as a potential television star given his intensity, thoughtfulness, and vibrant personality. In fact, Lewis is such a wanted asset for the networks that he's found a television home even before his playing days have officially ended.
There are few athletes whose future media careers would warrant mainstream recognition and coverage within the sport - Ray Lewis is one of them. With Richard Deitsch of SI breaking the news, it put ESPN in the amusing situation of covering news about themselves.
ESPN.com published an article referencing the SI.com report and relaying the news of Ray Lewis signing with ESPN. An ESPN spokesman also declined comment when contacted by the ESPN.com news service.
So we have ESPN denying comment to ESPN about ESPN's hiring of Ray Lewis.
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