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Did Ray Lewis use banned deer-antler spray to return from triceps injury?

 

Sports Illustrated has published an in-depth examination of a company called Sports with Alternatives to Steroids (S.W.A.T.S.) and its relationship with high-profile athletes, including Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis.

S.W.A.T.S. is an edgy sports science company run by a gym owner/former stripper. The company specializes in holographic stickers, deer-antler pills, and other, um, progressive means of enhancing a player’s performance.

David Epstein and George Dohrmann write that S.W.A.T.S. owner Mitch Ross recorded a phone conversation with Lewis after the linebacker’s injury in October.

Hours after he tore his triceps during an Oct. 14 home game against the Cowboys, Ravens All-Pro linebacker Ray Lewis and Ross connected on the phone. Again, Ross videotaped the call.

On the call, the two allegedly discuss the treatment that Lewis would undergo in order to return to the field as quickly as possible.

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  1. thirdtwin

    January 30th, 2013

    Hey Ray…I hear snake oils cures what ails ya, too. I’d look into it.

    FoolMoney

    Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.

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  2. Dan Ryan Galt

    January 30th, 2013

    Well, that explains why he’s so horny I guess.

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  3. Rio

    January 30th, 2013

    After the game..Ray Lewis showboating and carrying on like a fool was enough to make me want to throw-up.

    If the Ravens win the SB he’ll need to be shot with a tranquilizer..

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  4. Maudie N Mandeville

    January 30th, 2013

     
  5. FreeMan & Sarah Intend to Defend

    January 30th, 2013

    And I thought that deer-antler spray was for, em you know, the antler.

    And if you think that works you should try Rocky Mt. Oyster Spray.

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  6. Jerry Manderin

    January 30th, 2013

    NINERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  7. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    January 30th, 2013

    Deer Antler spray? What, does it keep them from being shed? Hell, I’m gonna hafta kill me a deer now to get a rack.

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  8. Moe Tom

    January 30th, 2013

    GO NINERS!!!

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  9. normaneinstein

    January 30th, 2013

    @Maudie, that was hilarious.

    It’s “frequency based”, doncha know.
    Plus, you can also pick up satellite radio when you’re wearing that thing.

    GMAFB.

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  10. Stirrin the B.S.

    January 30th, 2013

    @Norman – it also allows him to pick up the opposing coaches radio set to hear the plays.

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  11. BigFurHat

    January 30th, 2013

    test

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  12. Stranded in Sonoma

    January 30th, 2013

    Questions: If the Ravens win the Super Bowl and this story pans out that the Ravens were using banned substances, will the Ravens be stripped of the trophy? Should it be given straight away to the 49ers or does another team have a claim? How would you handle questions concerning the entire season? If the Ravens didn’t belong in the playoffs, what does that do for the Colts, Broncos, and Patriots? What about the Bengals, since they were in 2nd place in the same division as the Ravens? Are the Bengals now the first place team? If so, shouldn’t they have played the Colts? Can the Colts claim they would have beaten the Bengals? If not, why not? I’m stopping now because I know you get the idea.

    Personally, I’ve told anyone that will listen that Ray Lewis has been taking steroids or some other substance to get his injury to heal faster. The NFL will not test these guys during the playoffs and they know it so this type of abuse goes unchecked. As an aside, Justin Smith of the 49ers also has a torn triceps muscle. He is going to have surgery within a week after the game. Which means he might be taking pain killers, but hasn’t taken any banned substances otherwise he wouldn’t need the surgery. You know, the way Ray Lewis doesn’t need surgery? (Nudge, nudge. Wink, wink. Say no more!)

    Gawd, I hope the 49ers kick Baltimore’s ass up and down the field on Sunday. I’ve always hated to see cheaters win and after November 6th, I really hate it.

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  13. Bad Brad

    January 30th, 2013

    “The Human body runs on frequencies?”

    I think mine runs on Jack,

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  14. One Notch Above a Congresscritter

    January 30th, 2013

    Who gives a shit?

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