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Report: NFL Tells Jackson to Cut Ties with Supplement Company reports that the NFL is ordering new Raiders coach Hue Jackson to end ties with a company that sells supplements that the NFL has banned. Here’s a portion of the story. For the rest, click HERE.

The NFL has ordered new Oakland Raiders head coach Hue Jackson to sever ties with a company that sells supplements and markets a product the company says contains IGF-1, a substance banned by the NFL and other major sports organizations, has learned.

Jackson, who was promoted from offensive coordinator by the Raiders on Tuesday, began endorsing a company called Sports With Alternatives To Steroids (S.W.A.T.S.) while he was an assistant with the Baltimore Ravens from 2008 to 2009. Jackson ended his association with the company this month.

One of the S.W.A.T.S. products, “The Ultimate Spray,” is labeled as containing deer antler velvet extract. On the company website,, the spray is said to contain “very delicate and unique nutritional properties … such as IGF-1 and other growth factors.” IGF-1 is banned by the NFL.

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2 Responses to “Report: NFL Tells Jackson to Cut Ties with Supplement Company”

  1. Mike says:

    It’s lame that they go after someone that’s actually promoting something natural. Maybe they’ll use it anyways and we’ll be better off next season! Thanks!

  2. Guillermo says:

    There is no real reason why this all natural supplement should be banned. It’s not synthetic at all. What’s the difference between obtaining naturally occurring IGF-1 in steak, eggs, and milk vs a supplement? Absolutely none.

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