Company that reportedly sold Ray Lewis deer antler spray says he didn’t use banned substance

Earlier today SI.com reported that Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis may have taken a banned substance to rehab quicker so he could play again this season after tearing his triceps.

Ebenezer Samuel of the New York Daily News spoke with some people from S.W.A.T.S. who say Lewis never took a banned substance.

“Ray is telling the truth.” Says Lewis hasn’t used a banned substance because this is “natural IGF1″

Mitch Ross of S.W.A.T.s says he tapes all phone calls. Claims it’s so he can go back and review “protocols” he gives out…

Mitch Ross, expect to talk to Ray again? “I don’t think we’ll talk for awhile now. I think he’s gonna be mad.”

The reason for S.W.A.T.s, per Christopher Key, may be the most bonkers thing I’ve ever heard in all of training:

“We’re not medical doctors. We put together swats because there was a problem with anabolic steroids. We came up with a solution to this problem.” I don’t even know what that means.

Per Dr. Maharam, in general, things like deer antler extract, um: All these things they don’t actually do what they say they’re gonna do.

Before you go nuts and go buy something from SWATs, worth nothing that when I asked about target audience, Key mentioned old people.

This whole thing is weird.  It’s just weird that someone who would deer antler spray to help heel quicker.  Something doesn’t seem right about this company.