A phrase you never thought you would hear or see in print? “Ray Lewis deer antler guy.”
That is the precise phrase used in a USA Today article about the controversy that exploded over whether Ray Lewis used velvet deer antler spray to enhance the healing process so he could play for the Ravens during the playoffs.
(Funny how that is a bigger deal to the mass media than the fact that he was allegedly involved with the murder of two men nine years ago.)
The USA Today introduces us to a fellow named Ross, the co-owner of Sports with Alternatives to Steroids:
Ross, 45, was asked directly Friday if Lewis, who made a remarkable recovery to return Jan. 6, asked Ross for deer antler spray, which contains the league’s banned substance IGF-1.
“No,” Ross said.
He was asked if he had proof that Lewis put the spray his mouth.
“I’ve never seen him put it in his mouth,” Ross said.
Ross said he instead sent Lewis an arm-band system to help strengthen his arm, “right after the cast came off.”