9 Disgusting Things Athletes Have Tried to Get a Performance Edge

Nine gross and dangerous (not to mention ineffective) practices that prove some misguided athletes will try anything to win.

Ingesting Crushed Deer Antler

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Ingesting Crushed Deer Antler

During his last NFL season, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis came under suspicion for using a spray made of the velvet-like lining of deer antlers. The spray is deployed underneath your tongue.  The spray is thought to contain IGF-1, a performance-enhancing compound. IGF-1 is banned by the NFL and many other sports organizations. Golfer Vijary Singh has also admitted to using deer antler spray in the past.