Ray Lewis Deflects Questions About PEDs at Super Bowl Media Day

Lewis Linked to Controversial Supplement in Sports Illustrated Article.

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, like many of his defensive counterparts, took issue with the league's sudden reversal on its hitting policy Wednesday.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Of all the topics Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis might have been prepared to talk about at Super Bowl media day, deer-antler spray probably was not among them.

He declined to directly address a Sports Illustrated report that he sought help from a company that makes the unorthodox product to speed up his recovery from a torn right triceps. Lewis was the NFL's leading tackler in the playoffs after missing 10 regular-season games with the injury.

The company says its deer-antler substance contains a byproduct of human growth hormone.

Lewis dismissed the report Tuesday as "stupidity." He said: "There's never been a question of if I ever even thought about using" a banned substance.

The 37-year-old Lewis plans to retire after Sunday's Super Bowl. He was the MVP of the 2001 title game.


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