Originally written on Minus Twenty-Two  |  Last updated 11/20/14

MINNEAPOLIS - OCTOBER 18: Linebacker Ray Lewis #52 of the Baltimore Ravens looks on from the sidelines against the Minnesota Vikings during NFL action at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on October 18, 2009 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the Ravens 33-31. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Evidently it can’t be a Ravens Super Bowl media day with out some Ray Lewis controversy. At Super Bowl XXXV 12 years ago it was Lewis being peppered with questions about his murder trial. On Tuesday Lewis had to deal with the aftermath of Sports Illustrated publishing a report that alleges Lewis knowingly used a banned substance to recover from his torn triceps earlier this season. The report profiles a company called S.W.A.T.S. (Sports with Alternatives to Steroids), owned by Mitch Ross, an admitted former steroids dealer/gym owner/male stripper (the more you know). After being hit with a lawsuit by a former client who failed a drug test while using the company’s products, Ross began filming his phone calls with clients. One such client was Lewis, who in October hours after tearing his triceps allegedly asked Ross for products to aid his recovery. (Other clients mentioned in the report include Raiders defensive lineman Richard Seymour and former coach Hue Jackson.) One of the prod...
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