Even after denying reports of its use, rumor has it Ray Lewis has been offered a deer antler spray endorsement deal.
UNCONFIRMED: That the Super Bowl-bound Baltimore Ravens linebacker has been offered a deer spray endorsement deal
The Baltimore Ravens linebacker is set to retire on the heels of Sunday's Super Bowl game, but he may have an endorsement deal to consider.
According to a report by RadarOnline, Ray Lewis has been offered an endorsement deal from a company that makes deer antler spray, even after the football star denied recent reports that he used illegal deer antler spray to speed along the recovery of an injury.
RadarOnline says the antler spray company, AntlerX, sent a letter to 37-year-old Lewis, seeking to talk about a possible endorsement.
The letter, allegedly from Kay Bissel, the director of marketing for AntlerX, states: "We were very excited to see a recent report that tied you to the use of Deer Antler Velvet Spray!"
The letter addresses Lewis' alleged use of AntlerX's competitor, saying "they use an inferior version of the domestic 'White Tailed' deer."
Bissel continues the letter by bringing up the benefits of using deer antler spray and even name drops pro golfer Vijay Singh as a user of the product. "He has spent over $9,000 on product and swears by its amazing potency!"
"We know you have a big game coming up this weekend with the Super Bowl XLVII, and while we know this story has been a distraction for you and your teammates, we'd like to open up a dialog with you immediately following the game." Bissel added, "We believe you have an amazing persona and would make for a great endorser of our product."
The letter also says the company would like to donate $1,000 to the charity of Lewis' choice following the Super Bowl game.
Bizarre endorsement deals
But when NFL veterans DeMarcus Ware, Clay Matthews and Wes Welker appeared in a Depends commercial, their dedication was for a good cause. The company agreed to donate money to the Jimmy V Foundation.
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