January 29, 2013
Ravens' Ray Lewis won't speak to report he used banned spray
By JOHN KRYK, QMI Agency
NEW ORLEANS - Who knew there was even something called deer antler velvet spray to aid in healing?
Not many people, probably, before this week.
But in a feature released online on Tuesday, Sports Illustrated reported that Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis used the product to help him recover faster from the torn right tricep he suffered in October.
The spray contains the chemical IGF-1, which reportedly is considered a banned substance by the NFL. The spray is akin to human growth hormone, the Baltimore Sun later reported.