Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 1/29/13

INDIANAPOLIS - JANUARY 16: Ray Lewis #52 of the Baltimore Ravens looks on from the bench in the third quarter against the of the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Lucas Oli Stadium on January 16, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Super Bowl media day is an event simultaneously beloved and despised by the NFL players who earn the right to play for the league’s top prize. The Super Bowl contestants get a chance to clown around on the field for a few hours with members of the mainstream and alternative media, but some — particularly those with the star power of Ray Lewis or Colin Kaepernick — are forced to answer the same questions dozens of times, a routine that must get tired rather quickly. This year’s media day in New Orleans was highlighted by more serious questions than are usually seen at the event, specifically those regarding allegations that Lewis used performance-enhancing drugs during his recovery process earlier this season, but members of the Ravens and 49ers still managed to have some fun with some of the peculiar characters on hand at the Superdome. Click here to check out some of the sights from this year’s media day >>

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