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Amani Toomer blasts Ray Lewis: ‘You’re becoming a caricature of yourself. It’s exhausting’

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Amani Toomer had a very good career as a receiver for the New York Giants, and he has stayed in the media mostly on NBC SportsTalk through the years, so he has stayed relevant in the media landscape even though his last game was in 2008.

And he made it clear he doesn't like Ray Lewis' antics. Really, really doesn't like Lewis' antics.

While making it clear that he thinks Lewis is a great linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens during an interview with USA Today, he unloaded on the circus surrounding his play.

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Former Giants WR Amani Toomer (USA Today Sports Images)

"It's definitely all about him. Once a guy goes to the center of the field, goes into the victory formation on the last play of his last home game …" Toomer said to USA Today Sports. " I just don't think the Giants or any organization I've ever been a part of, even growing up, would allow somebody to single themselves out like that.

"If you single yourself out after you make a play, that's one thing. But to walk out on the field reminds me of the WWE, like The Rock coming out. You're becoming a caricature of yourself. It's exhausting. I don't know why somebody would want that."

And if you don't SMELLLLLLLLLL what Ray Lewis is cooking, Toomer wasn't done blasting the Ravens star.

"If you want to say you're Mr. Religious and all of that, have a clean record. Don't say all of that stuff if you know there's stuff that might come back," Toomer said. "Those are the things that, when I look at him, I just think hypocrisy."

You won't see a former player rip a current star player like that very often.

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Some people don't enjoy Lewis' theatrics, and he does seem to always have a keen sense of where the camera is. Count Toomer among those who want to see less of Lewis when he's not lined up at middle linebacker.

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