Talking Points: Deer-antler spray? Really?
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Vijay Singh says he has used deer-antler spray and wasn't aware that it may contain a substance banned by the PGA Tour.
Talking Points is not sold. We tend to think Singh is the Manti Te'o of pro golf: Either he's lying or the must gullible dude in his sport.
Singh revealed he used the spray in an interview with Sports Illustrated. The magazine said Singh paid one of Sports With Alternatives To Steroids' owners $9,000 last November for the spray, hologram chips and other products.
The company says its deer-antler substance contains a banned performance-enhancer connected to human growth hormone.
Singh was stunned by this news.
"While I have used deer-antler spray, at no time was I aware that it may contain a substance that is banned under the PGA Tour Anti-Doping Policy," Singh said in the statement.
Hey Vijay, here's your first clue: You bought it from a company called SPORTS WITH ALTERNATIVES TO STEROIDS!
One pro golfer who wants nothing to do with deer-antler spray is Bubba Watson. The name alone makes the Masters champion a bit squeamish.
"It sounds like something I would never want near me. ... I don't even know how you take deer-antler spray," Watson said Wednesday at the Phoenix Open. "Who's the guy that thought of that? He might have been on something, too."
And while we're on the subject of stupid things athletes say, we move onto 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver.
During an interview Tuesday, comedian Artie Lange asked Culliver about his sexual plans with women during Super Bowl week. Lange followed up with a question about whether Culliver would consider pursuing a gay man.
"I don't do the gay guys, man. I don't do that," Culliver said. "Ain't got no gay people on the team. They gotta get up outta here if they do. Can't be with that sweet stuff."
This might be a good time to point out that Culliver plays for a team from San Francisco. If the 49ers win Sunday, Culliver might want to skip the parade.