Originally Posted by stiller39
Ray Lewis apparently used an illegal substance to heal his arm injury.
Ray used Deer Penis spray to speed up healing which banned by the NFL. This could "taint" Ray's going away party and possibly even have an asterik after the wins for the Ravens since his return.
It was deer antler spray not penis
And it will blow over just another Super Bowl media day question, happens every year
NEW ORLEANS — Ray Lewis returned to Super Bowl media day with another controversy: allegations of cheating.
According to Sports Illustrated, the iconic Baltimore Ravens linebacker tried to obtain deer-antler velvet extract in an attempt to speed the healing for a torn triceps that sidelined him for more than half the season.
Lewis approached the makers of the deer-antler velvet extract — Sports with Alternative to Steroids — the company's owner Mitch Ross told SI. Deer-antler spray contains IGF-1, which is on the NFL's list of banned substances. Using the spray would be a violation of the NFL's steroids policy.
During a podium session packed with news media, Lewis dismissed the story.
"Two years ago, that was the same report," he said. "It's not worthy of the press."
When asked directly whether he had used the spray during his recovery this season, Lewis said, "Nah, never."
The last time Lewis was at a Super Bowl, questions swirled about his involvement in the murders of two men after a Super Bowl party in Atlanta in 2000. Murder charges were dropped against Lewis, who pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice.
Interest in the case has been renewed in recent weeks as Lewis announced his intent to retire after Super Bowl XLVII and family members of the victims have spoken out about whether he revealed everything that he knew about the murders.
Before the SI story, it was expected that Lewis would be asked to revisit the murder case. Instead, Lewis was pressed to address the fresh controversy.
Asked a second time if he could respond to the report, Lewis said, "Not really. Why would I give that any press."
Ravens coach John Harbaugh said he isn't concerned about the story or its implications, noting that Lewis has never failed a drug test.
"Ray has passed every test for substance abuse that he's taken throughout his entire career," Harbaugh said.