Former Baltimore Ravens quarterback coach Hue Jackson apologized on Wednesday for introducing Mitch Ross, the co-owner of S.W.A.T.S., to linebacker Ray Lewis, reports the Baltimore Sun.
Ross is the co-owner of Sports With Alternatives to Steroids, a supplement company, who says he gave Lewis products to help him recover from a torn triceps injury he suffered in October.
“First of all, I’m disappointed for the Ravens,” Jackson, who is now on the Cincinnati Bengals coaching staff, told the paper. “You hate to ever put an organization in that kind of situation. I never knew the young man [Ross] could be that way. I apologize for the whole organization. It should be about the Super Bowl. I met the guy at the [NFL] combine in 2008.
“What happened is you think everybody is doing things for the right reason. I knew there was nothing illegal based on information given by him. He always talked about things, saying they were already approved by the NFL. You live and you learn. I dealt with that two years ago. Anytime it comes up, my name is mentioned.”
Lewis has denied taking any supplements and Jackson said that Lewis is clean as well.