NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Ray Lewis was the center of attention at Super Bowl media day, but he didn’t appreciate being the focus.
The Ravens linebacker did not want to discuss a Sports Illustrated report that says he used deer antler spray to speed up his recovery from a torn right triceps. The company, Sports With Alternatives To Steroids (SWATS), says its deer-antler substance contains a banned performance-enhancer connected to human growth hormone.
Lewis dismissed the report as “stupidity” as he prepares for his final game before retiring at age 37. Lewis was the NFL’s leading tackler in the playoffs after missing 10 regular-season games with the injury.
Dr. Michael Hirt with the Center for Integrative Medicine talks with Penny Griego and Phil Hulett about deer antler spray. Click to listen: