I guess they don’t want Ray to retire in peace! Early reports are out that Ray Lewis was given a product to help heal his torn triceps that contained a banned substance, according to a Sports Illustrated report that will appear on newsstands Monday. However,Ravens linebacker and future hall of famer has not tested positive and denies using it, a team official told ESPN.
Mitch Ross, a co-owner of Sports with Alternatives to Steroids (SWATS), told Sports Illustrated that he spoke to Lewis shortly after the linebacker tore his triceps Oct. 14 and he requested products that could help speed up his recovery. Deer-antler spray was among the prescribed treatments. (Deer-antler spray contains a substance, IGF-1, on the NFL’s banned list.)
Lewis will definitely go down as possibly the best linebacker in the history of the NFL. But now, there are questions on whether or not he had “help” from banned substances. I am still tripping off of the deer-antler spray! What in the HELL?? When asked about the accusations during Media Day in New Orleans, Ray said, “Two years ago, it was the same report. I wouldn’t give that report or him any of my press. He’s not worthy of that. Next question,” BOOM!
Why can’t that man retire in peace? According to the NFL and Ravens officials, Ray has never tested positive for any performance enhancing drug so let him be. We may not all agree with some of Ray’s decisions in the past. And although humorous at times, he has seemed to have found God and redemption. Aren’t we all worthy of that? Watch the video report below and if you are interested in reading the story from ESPN, click the link.