Ray Lewis Accused of Using Deer Antler Again


Jan 29, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Baltimore Ravens inside linebacker Ray Lewis is interviewed during media day in preparation for Super Bowl XLVII against the San Francisco 49ers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Some of you might remember a story broken by Yahoo about two years ago about a large number of players using a substance that was soon to be banned by the NFL. The substance was a spray basically composed of ground up Deer antler. Players sprayed the spray under their tongue where it was absorbed into the bloodstream and theoretically boosted healing time.

The biggest name in the report was Ray Lewis.

Fast forward two years and the allegations are back. Sports Illustrated is reporting that Lewis was offered Antler Spray as part of his treatment to recover from his torn triceps earlier this season. The story has started to dominate the day and will likely drag on all week.

The way I see it. Who cares. Have you read the list of benefits this stuff is supposed to have? If not, Google it. If it did all the things it supposedly does, NFL players would be chugging this stuff all day long. I am not saying it does nothing, but I would suspect the benefits aren’t much more than a strong legal supplement would be. In essence, it isn’t like Ray was allegedly taking EPOs, blood doping or taking HGH or something. this is a pretty minor thing if he even did it.

Long story short, I wouldnt worry about this.