For the second straight day on Wednesday, Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis called reports that he used a banned substance found in deer antler extract a “joke” and “never took” or used the deer antler supplements and sprays.
“It’s just sad, once again, that someone could have so much attention on a stage this big where the dreams are really real,” Lewis said, calling the charges “very foolish.”
Mitch Ross, the owner of S.W.A.T.S, reportedly videotaped phone conversations with Lewis in which Lewis asked him for more shipments of deer antler spray, which contains IGF-1, a banned substance.
Sports Illustrated published the story on Tuesday, which seems to have blindsided Lewis and the Ravens. Lewis said he respects the game and his body too much to fool around with banned substances of any sort.
The Ravens said Lewis has never failed an NFL drug test. Lewis said when people let “cowards” try to “disturb” and disrupt, these types of allegations get thrown around.
He said Ross has “no credibility” and has been peddling the “same B.S.” over the years.
“The trick of the devil is to kill, steal and destroy,” Lewis said. “That’s what he comes to do. He comes to distract you from everything you’re trying to do.”