Man o man. A short 2 months after the season where he makes a run at Eric Dickerson’s record (and came very close) – two months after having the second highest rushing yards in a season in NFL history, Jamal Lewis facing federal charges of drug conspiracy.
The details are still a bit murky, but it looks like he was trying to assist a friend in buying FIVE KILOS of cocaine in Atlanta in 2000, right before he signed his contract with the Ravens. And there was an informant involved. Conversations were recorded.
Sure, I know. He’s famous, and he’s and athlete, and he’s rich. But these are the feds he is being accused by (not some crappy city police department) – Speculation at this point, but we very well may be looking at the end of his career. Even if he pleas to a lesser charge, AFAIK (someone correct me if I’m wrong) this still counts as strike three with the NFLs substance abuse program – that’s a minimum of a one year suspension.
Wow. Just wow. If there are any more Ravens named Lewis, I’d suggest they stay the hell away from Atlanta.