Alabama’s Issue With Deer Antler Spray
It seems like the number of scandals involving big-time athletes and programs increases every year. These days, we worry about a seven-time Tour de France winner doping in cycling, a Heisman-finalist linebacker from a classic football program having a fake girlfriend, and now, deer antler spray. Yes, I did say deer antler spray.
As Super Bowl week is underway, so are the allegations of Ray Lewis supposedly using this “spray” to heal his torn triceps faster. As a Cleveland Browns fan, I was happy to hear that. As a Bama student, I cringed at my desk during class as my phone went off notifying me that now Alabama players were being accused as well.
According to Sports Illustrated’s article, Alabama players Quinton Dial, Alex Watkins and Adrian Hubbard used the spray on January 8th, 2012, the night before the 2012 BCS National Championship Game in New Orleans vs LSU. The University of Alabama has come out with a statement regarding the situation at hand:
“UA has been aware of this situation for sometime, and we have monitored the company for several years. They have twice ignored cease and desist letters sent by our compliance office. We have maintained consistent education of our student-athletes regarding the substances in question and will continue to do so.”- Deborah Lane- Associate VP of University Relations
This statement doesn’t do much to answer the questions about Alabama’s players. And none of the accused have spoken on the matter, yet. As more information comes out, you realize how truly sketchy these S.W.A.T.S. guys are…
More info as we learn it.