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Ray Lewis says Super Bowl blackout was conspiracy against Ravens

By Will Brinson | NFL Writer

Ray Lewis thinks the Super Bowl power outage was a conspiracy. (USATSI)

Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans was a tale of two games with the Ravens dominating before the lights went out at the Superdome and the 49ers nearly pulling off a miraculous comeback after power was restored. Former Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis doesn't think that's a coincidence either.

According to Nate Davis of USA Today, Lewis tells NFL Films' in the 2012 Ravens America's Game production, set to debut Monday at 9 p.m. ET, that he believes the lights going out was a conspiracy against the Ravens.

"I'm not gonna accuse nobody of nothing -- because I don't know facts," Lewis says. "But you're a zillion-dollar company, and your lights go out? No. [Laughs] No way."

Seriously, Ray? The future Hall of Famer, who's set to become an analyst for ESPN, can't actually believe that someone purposely killed the power in order to shift the game's momentum can he? Because it sounds like he does.

"Now listen, if you grew up like I grew up -- and you grew up in a household like I grew up -- hen 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."

Obviously this isn't what happened. No one involved in the Super Bowl production was happy about the lights going off.

And hopefully Lewis isn't being completely serious about this conspiracy. Because that would be almost as preposterous as the conspiracy itself.

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