Alabama Players May Have Been Taking Deer Antler Extract
ESPN — The company that says it provided deer-antler spray, a product that contains a banned substance, to Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis also sold its goods to members of the 2012 national championship Alabama football team, according to a co-owner of the company. And Christopher Key, the SWATS co-owner, told ESPN’s Joe Schad on Wednesday he personally witnessed about five Alabama players spray what he sold them into their mouths. “I showed them how to use it,” Key said. Key said about 20 players purchased the spray at a hotel room in New Orleans leading into the BCS national championship game against LSU. And he said he sold about 20 more bottles to players at the apartment of an Alabama player 10 days before the game. Sports Illustrated first reported the connection between SWATS, an Alabama-based company, and several SEC programs. The Sports Illustrated story reported that Key filmed a sales pitch to a number of Alabama players two days before the 2012 title game in New Orleans. The article mentioned former Crimson Tide defensive lineman Quinton Dial and current players Adrian Hubbard and Alex Watkins as being part of the sales pitch.
Is this the greatest marketing strategy every? Just start naming all-star, dominant athletes willy nilly and say they took your product. Of course they’ll deny it. But nobody fucking believes athletes anymore. Lance and A-Rod saw to that. Basically you can just pick an athlete and BOOM, they just endorsed your product. This shit’s gonna start showing up in GNC in variety packs. Got a minor sprain? 2 Year Buck should do you fine. Torn ligament? Better go for the premium 20-point Buck bottle just to be safe. This guy’s got the performance enhancing antler market cornered.
PS. If your kid get’s injured, they have Yearling Strength Chewables.