NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Boomer Esiason caused quite a stir with his comments about Baltimore Ravens star Ray Lewis during CBS’ Super Bowl pregame show on Sunday.
Esiason said he was “not so sure” Lewis “gave us all the answers” regarding a double murder case the linebacker was wrapped up in 13 years ago. His comments were made after CBS aired a taped interview with Lewis and pregame co-host Shannon Sharpe.
Esiason wouldn’t back down from the remarks Monday during his WFAN morning-drive radio show with Craig Carton.
He said that Sharpe, who was signed by Baltimore less than one month after the Lewis incident, has “greater insight into that issue than anybody I know.” But Esiason had make his feelings known.
“Now, (Sharpe) will not share that insight with me because he doesn’t feel like it’s fair, and I understand that 100 percent. But I also told Shannon, I said, ‘I can’t sit here again and just allow this to go — somebody has to be a voice of dissent and have the opposite viewpoint,’ ” Esiason said.