Linebacker Ray Lewis was not happy with the referees after the Baltimore Ravens' 15-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.
"There are so many rules that take away from the game," Lewis said. "If you're going to go at it, go at it hard, but don't disrespect the game like that."
Lewis was angry about two penalties called on the Baltimore defense in the second half. He got a 10-yard penalty for tripping after he rolled into Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer for a sack. In the fourth quarter, linebacker Terrell Suggs was penalized for roughing the passer. Both calls led to field goals.
"Six points was given off of BS. It's embarrassing," Lewis explained. "It's embarrassing that you can actually put them in field goal range off of two calls like that when they couldn't get in the end zone by themselves."
The 15-year veteran went on to say that Cincinnati didn't earn the win. The Ravens, now with a 1-1 record, play the Cleveland Browns at home in Week 3.