Baltimore Ravens to erect Ray Lewis statue in Baltimore

      The Baltimore Ravens are paying tribute to their now-retired teammate.

      Less than a week after the team won Super Bowl XLVII, and Ray Lewis played his final game, the Baltimore Ravens announced they are going to erect a statue of the linebacker, reported.

      The statute will be placed outside of M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.

      Lewis has been the only player to be on the roster every year of the Ravens' existence and he has a long list of accomplishments: he's a 13-time Pro Bowler, and two-time Defensive Player of the Year.

      On the other hand, he was involved in a nightclub fracas 13 years ago that left two men dead, after which he was charged with murder before{}pleading guilty to obstruction of justice.

      The only other player to match him in Baltimore football lore is then-Baltimore Colts quarterback Johnny Unitas -- and he has a statue outside of the stadium.