Absence Of Failed Drug Tests Doesn’t Exonerate Ray Lewis From IGF-1 Use

The obvious response to the allegation that Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis used a deer-antler extract containing the banned substance IGF-1 is that Ray Lewis has never failed a drug test.

The team said the same thing. “Ray has been randomly tested for banned substances and has never failed a test. He has never been notified of a failed test,” declared the Ravens.

But here’s the thing. The NFL tells PFT that IGF-1 can be detected only through blood testing. And there’s currently no blood testing for IGF-1.

Thus, absent an admission from Lewis or other conclusive evidence of IGF-1 use, there’s no way this thing will ever go anywhere.

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