John Otano
Thursday September 5th, 2013

A company connected with supplying Ray Lewis with deer antler spray was raided Friday. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images) A company connected with supplying Ray Lewis with deer antler spray was raided Friday. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Before Super Bowl XLVII, Sports Illustrated reported that Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis Lewis sought help from a company called Sports With Alternatives To Steroids (S.W.A.T.S), which says its deer-antler spray and pills contained a naturally occurring banned product connected to human growth hormone.

S.W.A.T.S headquarters in Fultondale, Ala. was raided on Friday afternoon by investigators with the Alabama Attorney General's Consumer Protection Office, according to AL.com reporter Carol Robinson.  According to the report, S.W.A.T.S was raided because of "numerous serious and willful violations of Alabama's deceptive trade practices act."

Authorities seized $200,000 in cash and vehicles along with implementing a temporary restraining order that allows court appointed receivers to take over the business and all company assets. Lewis denied any connection with S.W.A.T.S and said he was "agitated" by the reports linking him to performance-enhancing drugs before the final game of his 17-year career.

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