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Those deer antler spray people are suing Major League Baseball

May 3, 2012, 1:30 PM EDT


Remember last year when we told you about how ballplayers are using a spray made from ground up deer antlers as some sort of performance enhancer?  And then about how Major League Baseball sent a warning to players that they shouldn’t use a particular brand of the deer antler spray because it could lead to positive drug test results due to contamination of some kind?

Yeah, the manufacturer didn’t like that, and now they’ve sued Major League Baseball:

Nutronics Labs alleges that, last summer, the league told its players to stop taking what became one of the latest performance enhancers so as not to risk testing positive for methyltestosterone, even though it wasn’t listed as an ingredient. As a result of what the company calls “false, misleading and malicious” statements by MLB, Nutronics says its business was significantly damaged and as much as $50 million in business could have been lost.

“We were getting calls left and right,” said Dr. Richard Lentini, CEO of Nutronics Labs. “People wanted refunds. We kept telling them that what baseball [league] was saying wasn’t the truth. But we’re the little guy, they wouldn’t believe us.”

And another march to court begins.  Can’t wait until Andy Pettitte flip-flops on the stand in this one. Although maybe he’ll be disqualified as a witness based on where he lives in the offseason.

  1. Ben - May 3, 2012 at 1:56 PM

    I, uh, no, I don’t remember that. But that’s weird.

  2. mybrunoblog - May 3, 2012 at 2:02 PM

    This a non story for me but I love the cartoon shot.

  3. ajcardsfan - May 3, 2012 at 2:07 PM

    That cartoon makes me think of the drinking game Thumper….guess you can tell what I’d like to be doing right now

    • ditto65 - May 3, 2012 at 4:35 PM

      I don’t know, watching cartoons?

  4. drewsylvania - May 3, 2012 at 2:11 PM

    Pic is great but for me it’s a story–MLB’s medicinal witch-hunt finally ensnared an outside company that wants to do something about it. Kudos for the lawsuit, Nutronics.

  5. brokea$$lovesmesomeme - May 3, 2012 at 2:23 PM

    $50,000,000, who are they f$$$$king kidding?

    • drewsylvania - May 3, 2012 at 2:31 PM

      If MLB’s policy has trashed their business, it may well be worth that much. Also, as far as punitive damages go, MLB is worth a whole shit-ton of money–the damage amount needs to be enough to be “felt”.

  6. brewcrewfan54 - May 3, 2012 at 3:09 PM

    You’re calling Andy Pettite a flip flopper when earlier you said he gave basically the same wishy washy testimony a few years ago? Hmmmm

    • ezthinking - May 3, 2012 at 3:34 PM

      It’s a joke dumbass.

      • brewcrewfan54 - May 3, 2012 at 4:26 PM

        If it is is doesn’t read like that, dumb ass.

  7. bradmoss1 - May 3, 2012 at 3:18 PM

    S.W.A.T.S. has this on their website:

    “Due to such a high demand because of recent news coverage, the delivery of the Utlimate Spray will take at least 15 days for delivery. Thank you for your patience.”

    • jesusrobles1966 - May 4, 2012 at 1:48 PM

      The dude from Swats was a no show to court. It was a freaking DEFAULT JUDGEMENT. …thats why the guy from the rams (mr. irrelevant) got a 5 million dollar judgement..oh yes, BY DEFAULT..LOL
      Lots of tuesday morning quarterbacks on this page. I been using deer antler spray for 10 years and the shit works. Dont knock it until you try it. Dont be like the MLB and make statements not knowing what it really does.. Ignorant people.

  8. - May 3, 2012 at 4:02 PM

    Andy Pettite lives in culd-s-sac? I thought for sure he was a Cabin-on-50 acres-Guy

  9. sjsharksfan11 - May 3, 2012 at 4:50 PM

    What cartoon is that anyways? Seems the rangers on 2010 stole that antler garbage from the cartoon.

  10. lanflfan - May 3, 2012 at 6:52 PM

    Whenever I read “deer antler spray” I think “snake oil salesman”.

    • jesusrobles1966 - May 4, 2012 at 1:52 PM

      Do YOU sell snake oil? Why knock something before you even know what it is. MLB screwed up on this one. I been following this since last August. After the article in august I bought some at GNC and it works. Snake oil it is not. Maybe some of the phony companies out there are selling snake oil but I give these guys kudos for fighting MLB. MLB needs to focus on other stuff, rather than hurting companies that are selling legitimate stuff that is not illegal. maybe if roger clemens used this instead of poking needles into his ass, he would not be in the mess with congress LOL.

      • lanflfan - May 6, 2012 at 2:33 AM

        If Roger Clemens used deer antler dust he wouldn’t have pitched as long as he did, nor won as many games as he did.

        Of course, if Roger hadn’t lied to Congress he wouldn’t be in this mess either.

  11. Detroit Michael - May 4, 2012 at 8:11 AM

    “But we’re the little guy, they wouldn’t believe us.”

    Ah, the hazards of making a living selling deer antler spray as a performance enhancer. It’s full of unforeseen consequences.

  12. jerryprather2000 - May 4, 2012 at 2:05 PM

    Mr. Detroit Michael, first off, it must suck living in the crime and poverty infested place they call Detroit..I bet you don’t make a living but rather, you cash a check that comes from businesses like this one that employ people and pay taxes so losers like you can sit home watching jerry springer and pounding off to free porn LOL. When i read these blogs and see people make such stupid comments, i must chime in. I am a business owner myself and am tired of people free loading off of society. I hope this company knocks the MLB in the balls.

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