by Terry McCormick
September 27, 02013
After Ray Lewis said the Baltimore Ravens lacked leadership following an incident where receiver Jacoby Jones was hit with a champagne bottle by a stripper on a party bus.
But former Raven Trevor Pryce told the Baltimore Sun that Lewis' leadership was a bit "self-serving."
"Here's the thing about the Ray Lewis leadership thing, when you start telling the media that things would be fixed if you were there, that can be a little self-serving," said Pryce. "Once you read the narrative about yourself, that's the narrative you're going to stick with. God bless him, but they asked Ray that question knowing exactly what the answer will be. Me personally, Trevor Pryce, I've been to many a player function where things got a little bit out of hand, but nobody went running to the media. I've seen things happen at player functions that were crazy and I'll say, 'How could this have been avoided?' Well, the only way to avoid is to not have a party at all. It was a party, and it went wrong.
"That's not a question of leadership. That's what is making the current Ravens upset about it is because they're saying, 'We were going to have this party regardless if Ray was here or not.' That's the disconnect between what's real and what leadership is what a leadership would do."
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Terry McCormick covers the Titans for TitanInsider.com