Ray Lewis apologizes for avoiding media Sunday night

The Ravens’ 13-10 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers was tough on coaches and players – perhaps none moreso than inside linebacker Ray Lewis.

Lewis didn’t stick around after the conclusion of Sunday night’s loss to discuss the game, showering and changing quickly before vacating the locker room. On Thursday, Lewis apologized for his swift exit.

“When you’ve been in this business long enough, you learn very quickly, and when you’re that emotional, there was nothing I would’ve said that probably would’ve been good,” he said. “So I was like, ‘You know what? The best thing for me to do is keep [my mouth shut].’ But honestly, when you put your heart outside like that and to lose the game like that, it can mess with you."

Lewis added, "And I always tell you guys, you always go through your 24-hour rule. Get it out of your system – win, lose or draw – and then it’s done. Today, and even right after the game, I was right back at it because other things had me thinking about other things. But at that time, as a leader, I knew I shouldn’t have done it. So I definitely apologize. Will it ever happen again? Hopefully, we don’t lose like that again. But bottom line is, just move on and make sure it won’t happen again.”

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