Ravens Coach Harbaugh: I Was ‘Absolutely’ Scared of Ray Lewis – ‘Petrified’

Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh made a joke Thursday evening that had some fascinating overtones.

Appearing on the CBS Late Show, Harbaugh said that he was “absolutely” scared – even “petrified” – of Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis.

During his interview with host David Letterman, Harbaugh commented that Lewis sometimes changes the play on defense.

“What was your relationship like with Ray Lewis?” Letterman asked. “Were you scared of him?”

“Absolutely,” Harbaugh said with a smile on his face. “Petrified.”

Was Harbaugh just playing along with the joke, or given Lewis's track record, was there a hint of truth in the humor?

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.