Yes, the fact that the Baltimore Ravens are in the Super Bowl this week means it’s going to be Ray Lewis overload. All we hear about is how great he is and how amazing it is that he’s been able to play at such a high level for so long.
It might be more impressive if yet more evidence hadn’t come out him using performance-enhancing drugs.
Sports Illustrated just came out with a story on a company called S.W.A.T.S. (Sports with Alternatives to Steroids). The owner decided to tape his phone conversations with his clients, and it would appear that Lewis was one of them.
He’s on record on the phone getting IGF-1, a naturally produced anabolic hormone that stimulates muscle growth. It’s one of the drugs that A-Rod and Melky Cabrera got caught taking and it’s banned by MLB and the NFL. It’s banned because it is so closely related to HGH.
From the article, here is Ray Ray on the phone getting stuff he’s not supposed to back in October.
“Spray on my elbow every two hours?” Lewis asked.
“No,” Ross said, “under your tongue.”
Toward the end of the talk, Lewis asked Ross to “just pile me up and just send me everything you got, because I got to get back on this this week.”
My questions is: why doesn’t anyone care about this? We’re celebrating this “warrior” who is apparently not only loud and obnoxious, but also a cheater.