"Do this research if we don't have a season -- watch how much evil, which we call crime, watch how much crime picks up, if you take away our game," Lewis told ESPN's Sal Paolantonio.
That's because, Lewis said, the NFL lockout affects "way more than us" -- the owners and the players.
Egotistical maybe? Let's be honest, not having the NFL next year isn't going to make anybody happy but I don't see how it would, in any way, affect the incentive to commit crime. People don't commit crime simply because there is "nothing better to do". At least not solely. NFL football is great but it isn't cleaning up our streets.