Baltimore Ravens' superstar linebacker Ray Lewis has seen many people level accusations at him over the years, but the most recent claims have him shaking his head. According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News on Jan. 30, Lewis denies ever using a deer extract substance to recover from an injury.
"Ray Lewis calls deer antler report 'BS' and refers to Mitch Ross as a 'coward' with 'no credibility'," Mahta reports.
The allegations came in a "Sports Illustrated" report that said Lew is used a deer-antler spray to speed his recovery from a torn right triceps. The company who sells it, Sports with Alternative to Steroids (SWATS), said the deer-antler substance contains performance-enhancing HGH, banned in the NFL.
According to Sports Illustrated, SWATS' owner Mitch Ross recorded a telephone conversation with Ray Lewis after he suffered the injury in a game against the Dallas Cowboys. According to the report, Lewis asked for the deer-antler spray and some pills from the company.
Lewis told "Sports Illustrated" that he has used the company for "regular stuff" and was associated with the company before. However, Lewis stopped endorsing the company two years ago when the NFL found their supplements violated NFL rules.
Ray Lewis said that the topic was an embarrassment on the week of Super Bowl XLVII, and that he was agitated but not angry or stressed because "I'm too blessed to be stressed."