Ray Lewis Signs With CAA For Post-Playing Career
According to SBJ, former Baltimore Ravens linebacker and ESPN personality Ray Lewis has signed with Creative Artists Agency (CAA). CAA will represent Lewis in all aspects of his second career, including television, publishing, philanthropy, speaking, endorsements and media.
Lewis played his entire 17-year professional career with the Baltimore Ravens. He was a 13-time Pro Bowler, 10-time AP All-Pro, and played in a Pro Bowl in three different decades (1990s, 2000s and 2010s). Considered a first-ballot Hall of Famer by many analysts.
Lewis was an on-air talent for ESPN’s “Monday Night Countdown,” “Sunday NFL Countdown” and occasionally on “SportsCenter” from 2013-16. His memoir covers many issues, including one that has surrounded his career since 2000. At a post-Super Bowl XXXIV party, Lewis got into a fight in which two men were stabbed. He plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge of obstruction of justice, and was sentenced to 12 months probation. The following year he was named MVP of Super Bowl XXXV. His memoir I Feel Like Going On: Life, Game, and Glory,” covers the 2000 trial, racism, and his difficult upbringing.
He was previously represented by WME. As a broadcasting “free agent,” he will look to CAA for assistance in his endeavors in retirement and may look to sign on with a competing network for NFL coverage.