Ray Lewis: Super Bowl Blackout May Have Been Conspiracy
Former Baltimore Ravens Linebacker Ray Lewis claims that the lights going out in last year’s Super Bowl game between the Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers was a conspiracy.
Lewis said to NFL Films, “I'm not gonna accuse nobody of nothing -- because I don't know facts. But you're a zillion-dollar company, and your lights go out? No. [Laughs] No way."
He claimed that the power outage caused a huge shift in momentum, allowing the 49ers to climb back into the game.
Now listen, if you grew up like I grew up -- and you grew up in a household like I grew up -- then sometimes your lights might go out, because times get hard. I understand that," Lewis says. "But you cannot tell me somebody wasn't sitting there and when they say, “The Ravens [are] about to blow them out. Man, we better do something.” That's a huge shift in any game, in all seriousness. And as you see how huge it was because it let them right back in the game.
Though the Ravens had a 22-point lead at one point, they ended up winning Super Bowl XLVII in a 34-31 shootout.