Former Cowboy Tony Casillas Says Team Used Horse Medication In 90’s
In the wake of the Super Bowl revelation that Ray Lewis allegedly used a banned substance containing deer antler spray, former Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman says that’s nothing.
During an interview on 105.3 The Fan, Casillas admitted that his Cowboys teams used similar forms of animal substances for treatment in the locker room per Pro Football Talk.
“When I heard about deer antler spray, when I heard that, I said, ‘That’s nothing,’” Casillas said. “We used to use this stuff called DMSO. That’s what veterinarians put on horses, on a muscle, so this is stuff that you can rub, and we used it in the locker room. We had a bottle and you’d take it. It goes straight to the bloodstream. And I’m not sure about this deer antler stuff, but, I mean, it was prevalent in our locker room. It’s called DMSO. You get it from the veterinarian and it goes right to the bloodstream. It’s an ointment that’s like anti-inflammatory. You put it on your skin and you put it on a muscle, and I guarantee you, in about 30 minutes you’d feel it. It wasn’t on the list. If you’re going to talk about the deer antler stuff, we used DMSO and people knew it. Everyone knew about it.”
DMSO stands for dimethyl sulfoxide, is an anti-inflammatory used for animals but is sometimes given to humans who have bladder problems.
Casillas pointed out that it wasn’t on the banned substance list back then, but it maybe should have been.
“Let’s put it this way: If you’ve got to get it from a veterinarian, it’s probably — it’s kind of like getting Winstrol V, they’ve got to get it from a vet, but that’s a steroid,” he said.