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Report: Ray Lewis Used Banned Substance From Deer-Antler Extract
breitbart.com ^ | 1/29/2013 | Tony Lee

Posted on 01/29/2013 10:33:49 AM PST by mmichaels1970

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis may have used a banned substance to recover from his torn triceps in order to come back and play this season.

According to a report in Sports Illustrated, Lewis contacted a company to obtain a "a deer-antler velvet extract after tearing his triceps in October."

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: athletes; baltimore; nfl; ravens; raylewis; substanceabuse; superbowl
Go 49'ers
1 posted on 01/29/2013 10:33:57 AM PST by mmichaels1970
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To: mmichaels1970

Black Sunday.


2 posted on 01/29/2013 10:38:28 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, start today.)
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To: mmichaels1970

Another of ESPN’s over-blown story lines goes bust. It’s been a lousy couple of moths for their soap-opera/sports coverage.


3 posted on 01/29/2013 10:39:08 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: mmichaels1970
Ray Lewis Used Banned Substance From Deer-Antler Extract

Never mind the fact he was involved in an incident where someone was murdered. Never mind the fact he has six children with four different women. Lewis is a scumbag.

Being a 49er fan for 47 years, I didn't need that the Ravens have this thug on their team to inspire me to root for SF. However, if he ends up injured, that will be frosting on the cake if SF wins the game. If he ends up injured, and SF loses, that will be a consolation.

4 posted on 01/29/2013 10:41:43 AM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: mmichaels1970

Deer Antler powder or extract is a very common Chinese herbal medicine category, which has been around for about 5000 years.

I know Ray Lewis has not lead an exemplary life, but are people really going to go after for something as petty as “dear antler?”


5 posted on 01/29/2013 10:42:37 AM PST by PGR88
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To: mmichaels1970

which media guy will have the gonads to ask him if this is true? probably none of them.


6 posted on 01/29/2013 10:42:37 AM PST by oust the louse (You need your parents signature to go on a school field trip but not to get an abortion.)
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To: SoldierDad
Lewis is a scumbag.

I agree. Good thing for him that he's retiring. I could see a lot of fans wearing deer antlers in the stands next season.
7 posted on 01/29/2013 10:44:32 AM PST by mmichaels1970
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To: PGR88

Why is it banned?


8 posted on 01/29/2013 10:44:32 AM PST by stuartcr ("I upraded my moral compass to a GPS, to keep up with the times.")
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To: mmichaels1970

Every sports reporter that has ever interviewed Ray Lewis, can describe a torn tricep, or knows what an antelope look like is now putting on his make up and tie and preparing for four days of frenzied, manic, non stop blathering.

There will be commentaries about the round tables discussing the coverage of the reporting of the story.


9 posted on 01/29/2013 10:46:42 AM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: stuartcr
Why is it banned?

Because the deer were hunted down by people using assault rifles...jk

I guess it contains some sort of banned growth hormone called IGH.
10 posted on 01/29/2013 10:46:48 AM PST by mmichaels1970
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To: mmichaels1970

Deer antler extract? Does it make you horny?


11 posted on 01/29/2013 10:46:48 AM PST by tnlibertarian
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To: PGR88
Ray Lewis Used Banned Substance From Deer-Antler Extract

If he used a BANNED substance, YES!

12 posted on 01/29/2013 10:47:21 AM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: tnlibertarian

:: Does it make you horny? ::

You tell me, thailor!


13 posted on 01/29/2013 10:49:01 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (*Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: mmichaels1970

Fans wearing deer antlers? Perhaps for away games. Not home games.


14 posted on 01/29/2013 10:49:15 AM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: tnlibertarian
Does it make you horny?

Oh behave!


15 posted on 01/29/2013 10:50:18 AM PST by mmichaels1970
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To: mmichaels1970

Pollard is the real headbutting THUG!


16 posted on 01/29/2013 10:50:51 AM PST by WellyP (question!)
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To: SoldierDad
Perhaps for away games

That's what I meant. Cleveland would be full of them.
17 posted on 01/29/2013 10:51:26 AM PST by mmichaels1970
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel
You tell me, thailor!

I can't. The price is too deer. It costs a lot of bucks. But, strangely, not a lot of doe.

18 posted on 01/29/2013 10:51:40 AM PST by tnlibertarian
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To: mmichaels1970

"...deer juice...hmmmm...maybe we'll get lucky and he'll wander in front of a bus. Lots of people see through his lies (me included) and can't stand his self serving clown act before the game....most of the interviews he gives, he always contradicts himself"

19 posted on 01/29/2013 10:53:17 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: PGR88
"Deer Antler powder or extract is a very common Chinese herbal medicine category, which has been around for about 5000 years."

Lots of banned substances have been used for thousands of years and can be otained from natural sources. That doesn't make them any less of a rules violation. Bodybuilders have used deer antler extract for years to heal minor injuries and increase recovery time so they can work out more often without overtraining. Banned is banned and Ray knows that.

20 posted on 01/29/2013 10:58:00 AM PST by circlecity
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To: Doogle

He’s a clown and a fool and worshipped here in Baltimore.


21 posted on 01/29/2013 10:59:04 AM PST by NotSoFreeStater (If you choose not to decide you still have made a choice)
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To: NotSoFreeStater

I hope he’s responsible for the 49’ers winning touchdown


22 posted on 01/29/2013 11:03:07 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: mmichaels1970
Original Sports Illustrated article:

The zany story of two self ordained sports science entrepreneurs

23 posted on 01/29/2013 11:08:46 AM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: NotSoFreeStater

He’s a clown and a fool and worshipped here in Baltimore.

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There are a lot of fans, I think, who can’t stand him for his attention-getting antics. I live in Maryland, but I am not much of a pro sports fan, but I hope the Ravens win for the sake of people I know who care, but I also hope that Lewis gets no credit for the win and finally shuts up.


24 posted on 01/29/2013 11:09:40 AM PST by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: Bigg Red
but I hope the Ravens win for the sake of people I know who care

I hope they get destroyed and roundly disappoint every fan they have.
25 posted on 01/29/2013 11:13:58 AM PST by mmichaels1970
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To: mmichaels1970

Deer antlers extract contains high levels of Insulin-Like Growth Factor 1 (IGF-1)

IGF-1 is an anabolic growth factor that stimulates cell growth and cell repair. It could likewise improve the building of lean muscle mass while eliminating fats.

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MLB trying to curtail use of deer antler spray as steroid alternative

Baseball sent a warning to its major and minor league players last week that may sound odd, if not comical, but is a sign of these drug-testing times: stop ingesting deer antler spray.

Until the warning went out, baseball players, taking their cues from the body-building and NFL cultures, felt safe using a deer antler spray as an alternative to steroids with almost no risk of flunking a drug test.

Deer antlers? Yes, chemists have figured out that the velvet from immature deer antlers includes insulin-like growth factor, or IGF-1, which mediates the level of human growth hormone in the body, and is also banned by MLB and the World Anti-Doping Agency, among others, for its muscle-building and fat-cutting effects.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/tom_verducci/08/05/deer.antlers.arod/index.html#ixzz2JOQoBD4o


26 posted on 01/29/2013 11:14:18 AM PST by kcvl
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To: circlecity
Banned is banned and Ray knows that.

Murder is illegal. I don't think Lewis gives a flying fig about a rules violation.

27 posted on 01/29/2013 11:18:42 AM PST by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: Bigg Red
Rayanthol will never shut up because he doesn’t want to listen to the voices of guilt in his head over the murders he committed......allegedly
28 posted on 01/29/2013 12:11:37 PM PST by GoldwaterCountry (Viva Reagan Revolucion!)
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To: mmichaels1970

So can he play on Sunday?


29 posted on 01/29/2013 2:04:46 PM PST by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: Doomonyou
So can he play on Sunday?

He'll play.
30 posted on 01/29/2013 5:56:08 PM PST by mmichaels1970
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

Oh, let’s stop this charade. You and I both have deer fuzzy antlers, shins, hooves all over the yard that our dogs borrow
back and forth from each other.

Whaddya suppose deer antler fur steeped in 90o a week or so might do?


31 posted on 01/29/2013 6:03:53 PM PST by txhurl
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