by Cass Waters
On Tuesday’s media day, Lewis was once again the center of attention after a report surfaced that he was given deer antler extract, which contains a banned substance, to help heal his torn triceps.
Lewis denied using the spray during his recovery — which would be a violation of the NFL’s steroids policy — and coach John Harbaugh said the two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year never failed a drug test. There is no real way to test a player to see if they have the substance in their system. This report has no bearing on the Super Bowl because it would be impossible to get through the appeal process in less than a week. But there’s no timetable when it comes to how it will affect a legacy, and Lewis knows that better than anyone. Even though he hasn’t failed a drug test, some will still have their suspicions because of Lewis’ unbelievable recovery.
There have been a lot of controversies surrounding the Super Bowl including Janet Jackson Wardrobe Malfunction, Eugene Robinson Arrested Prior to Super Bowl XXXIII, Stanley Wilson’s Cocaine Addiction, and many more. It seems a little odd mostly because not a lot of people have ever heard of deer antler extract. It comes off as a joke as if the media has been looking for anything prior to the up coming Super Bowl. The media jumped at the idea of a player using an illegal substance to use for the up coming Super Bowl.
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