Report: Ray Lewis Used Banned Substance to Recover From Injury

Here we go, folks. Ravens LB Ray Lewis is in the news for the wrong reasons today. His recovery form a torn triceps injury may have been aided by a banned substance…..from Pro Football Talk:

According to Sports Illustrated, Lewis contacted a company owned by a former male stripper toobtain a deer-antler velvet extract after tearing his triceps in October.

The problem for Lewis is that the extract contains IGF-1, which is on the NFL’s list of banned substances.  For the NFL, the problem is that Lewis will retire after Sunday.  So there’s really nothing that can be done — unless Lewis admits to it on Tuesday and the league puts the investigative process into the highest gear possible.