Among all the PED rumors around sports today was the allegation that Baltimore Ravens’ All-Pro linebacker Ray Lewis was recorded ordering a deer antler spray that would help him heal from his torn triceps injury earlier this season.
Mitch Ross, an admitted former steroids dealer, is the owner of S.W.A.T.S. After being sued by former Ram David Vobora, who failed a steroid test, Ross began filming his phone calls with clients. He shared with SI one from October, a call from Ray Lewis, seeking treatment for his torn triceps that would keep him out until the playoffs. Ross prescribed Lewis, among other things, the company’s “Ultimate Spray”—a deer-antler extract that contains IGF-1.
“Spray on my elbow every two hours?” Lewis asked.
“No,” Ross said, “under your tongue.”
Toward the end of the talk, Lewis asked Ross to “just pile me up and just send me everything you got, because I got to get back on this this week.”
But Stone Cold Steve Austin has something different to say about this:
Ray Lewis using Deer Antler Velvet Spray to heal a Triceps?? I ain’t seen a set of horns growing outta his arm so I’m calling Bullshit.
— Steve Austin (@steveaustinBSR) January 29, 2013
And that’s the bottom line …