The Baltimore Ravens aren’t satisfied with just being the Super Bowl Champions. They apparently wanted to be a team that ran away with the game, and not just winning it. Late int the Summer, former Ravens linebacker and now ESPN-analyst Ray Lewis suggested that the NFL was behind the blackout when the team was running away with the game at 28-6 in the 3rd quarter.
“I’m not gonna accuse nobody of nothing — because I don’t know facts,” Lewis said, according to USA Today’s Nate Davis. “But you’re a zillion-dollar company, and your lights go out? No. (Laughs) No way.
Most shrug off Lewis’ statement, as it was made when discussing the Super Bowl win on the NFL Network’s ‘America’s Game.’ But it seems to be a popular conspiracy theory among players from the team, as Terrell Suggs goes even further, by pointing the finger directly at NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell
“I was like Vegas, parlor tricks, you know what I mean?” Suggs said, via the Baltimore Sun. “I was like, ahh, [NFL Commissioner] Roger Goodell, he never stops, he always has something up his sleeve. He just couldn’t let us have this one in a landslide huh?”
Salters asked if Suggs meant that Goodell was responsible for the lights going out in New Orleans.
“I thought he had a hand in it. Most definitely, he had a hand in it,” Suggs said.
Suggs claims that he was suspicious even before the Super Bowl, going back to the team’s first playoff win against Denver. Suggs thinks Goodell was acting buddy/buddy with John Elway prior to their game. Of course, Goodell likely addressed members of the Ravens, as well. But that would screw up the narrative.