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According to Sports Illustratedthe iconic Baltimore Ravens linebacker tried to obtain deer-antler velvet extract in an attempt to speed the healing for a torn triceps that sidelined him for more than half the season.

Lewis approached the makers of the deer-antler velvet extract — Sports with Alternative to Steroids — the company’s owner Mitch Ross told SI. Deer-antler spray contains IGF-1, which is on the NFL’s list of banned substances. Using the spray would be a violation of the NFL’s steroids policy.

During a podium session packed with news media, Lewis dismissed the story.

“Two years ago, that was the same report,” he said. “It’s not worthy of the press.”

Click here to watch video of Ray Lewis’ full response. 

 

 

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