History is repeating with the NFL, Ray Lewis, and deer antler spray. The NFL directed players and coaches to cut ties with a specific deer antler spray supplier two years ago (SWATS), and the story has resurfaced as the company asserts that Lewis did not cut ties with them. The NFL has been investigating claims, but has not offered additional details or comments.
The deer antler spray provider insisted publicly that Lewis had been using their products for the past several years despite the fact that IGF-1 is a banned substance. Lewis has repeatedly denied the affiliation and stated that he has not taken deer antler products. Still, the provider maintains that Lewis has never cut ties with the company, citing text messages as evidence of the relationship.