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dirk digler
08-31-2007, 08:12 AM
I know shocking.

What is more important though is that apparently this same company supplied HGH and steriods to NFL and MLB players and their names are going to come out shortly.



http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/more_sports/2007/08/31/2007-08-31_wwe_bans_10_in_sudden_concern_for_wellne.html

With Congress bearing down on steroid abuse in professional wrestling, World Wrestling Entertainment suspended 10 wrestlers yesterday for violating the company's "Wellness Policy."

The names of the 10 suspended wrestlers weren't announced, but sources tell the Daily News that at least 14 performers were caught up in the Albany district attorney's investigation into illegal Internet drug sales, including some of the WWE's biggest stars. Randy Orton, Charles Haas Jr., Adam (Edge) Copeland, Robert (Booker T) Huffman, Shane Helms, Mike Bucci, Anthony Carelli, John (Johnny Nitro) Hennigan, Darren (William Regal) Matthews, Ken (Mr. Kennedy) Anderson, Eddie (Umaga) Fatu, Shoichi Funaki, Chavo Guerrero and Sylvain Grenier were all identified as clients of Signature Pharmacy in Orlando, the site raided by Albany County and Florida law-enforcement agencies in February for distributing steroids and other prescription drugs to clients who had not been examined by doctors. The investigation is part of a probe into illegal Internet drug distribution by Albany D.A. David Soares.

The WWE said in a statement that it issued suspension notices "based on independent information received from investigators from the Albany County D.A.'s office." While the organization does not normally release the names of suspended performers, "notice has been sent to all WWE performers that names of anyone who is suspended under the Wellness Policy as of November 1 will be made public."

The News has also learned that three of the WWE's recently deceased stars - Chris Benoit, Eddie Guerrero and Brian Adams - also received steroids and other drugs from Signature, as prescribed by Florida physician Gary Brandwein, who has pleaded not guilty to charges of criminal sale of a controlled substance and criminal diversion of prescription drugs. Benoit allegedly murdered his wife and son before killing himself in June, and Guerrero died in a Minneapolis hotel in 2005 from heart disease.

Guerrero received the steroids testosterone and nandrolone, along with the estrogen-blocker anastozole - a drug commonly taken by men on steroids to prevent developing breast tissue - on Nov. 2, 2005, just 11 days before he died of heart disease.

Guerrero's nephew, Chavo Guerrero - one of the 14 wrestlers linked to the Albany probe - found Guerrero unconscious in the hotel room.

Benoit received steroids from Signature, based on a Brandwein prescription, in February of 2006.

The suspended WWE stars are among the first athletes to face discipline for their part in the nationwide Signature Pharmacy scandal, which has already led to guilty pleas from nine doctors, anti-aging clinic owners and operators. Law-enforcement sources have said they expect the names of numerous NFL and Major League Baseball athletes to emerge as well.

HonestChieffan
08-31-2007, 08:18 AM
Next they will go after those guys who fight each other in cages. Its just establishment sports trying to keep the business all to themselves.

trndobrd
08-31-2007, 08:20 AM
Good to see WWE going after steriod users and preserving the integrity of wrestling competition.

Short Leash Hootie
08-31-2007, 08:29 AM
Good to see WWE going after steriod users and preserving the integrity of wrestling competition.
Judging by the article, it doesn't appear as if they "went" after steroid users, that place was raided and there was little else they could do to save face.

Skip Towne
08-31-2007, 08:30 AM
Good to see WWE going after steriod users and preserving the integrity of wrestling competition.
:LOL:

dirk digler
08-31-2007, 08:32 AM
Judging by the article, it doesn't appear as if they "went" after steroid users, that place was raided and there was little else they could do to save face.

Pretty much.

Like I said I more interested in seeing what NFL or MLB players names come out of this raid...if any.

Short Leash Hootie
08-31-2007, 08:34 AM
does it even bother anyone that wrestlers juice up!?

It's a freak show, anyways...

It just kind of adds to the "entertainment."

Most of those guys don't serve any purpose to the human race, anyways...let them juice up and hopefully most of them won't Benoit their families and just die of a quiet heart attack in their early 40's...

OOH, PROBABLY SHOULDN'T POST THIS

jidar
08-31-2007, 08:54 AM
Good to see WWE going after steriod users and preserving the integrity of wrestling competition.


lololol

Valiant
08-31-2007, 08:59 AM
Who cares if wrestling has roids??? It is not like they really compete for anything.. Roids in sports I can understand... Roids in wrestling or for people who just want to get ripped.. Big ****ing deal...

Deberg_1990
08-31-2007, 08:59 AM
does it even bother anyone that wrestlers juice up!?

It's a freak show, anyways...

It just kind of adds to the "entertainment."



Exactly my thoughts as well. Its not a legit competition, so it just adds to the experience IMO.

Cochise
08-31-2007, 09:05 AM
Who cares if wrestlers are juicing. It's not a sport where competitive balance needs to be maintained. It's a soap opera for the High Life set.

dirk digler
08-31-2007, 09:13 AM
WWE lawyer Jerry McDevitt said on On The Record with Greta Van Susteren that Signature Pharmacy were also sending drugs to policemen, firemen and pro athletes. He said that he had heard that NFL will be releasing names of players linked to the scandal in a few days.

Demonpenz
08-31-2007, 10:03 AM
i wonder if brock lesners winning streak is tainted because of this

Bowser
08-31-2007, 10:10 AM
i wonder if brock lesners winning streak is tainted because of this

I wonder if Kevin Sampson was on the juice when he ended Lesnar's winning streak....

Mr. Laz
08-31-2007, 10:14 AM
there is no real competition in pro wrestling .... i don't see any reason for the suspension.

but then again i think steroids etc should be legal outside of pro competitions.

L.A. Chieffan
08-31-2007, 10:15 AM
Wrestlers do roids??

Well, that just ****s it for me then.

BIG_DADDY
08-31-2007, 10:36 AM
Our government is completely out of control. I guess they have nothing friggen better to do.

Going after the anti-aging clinics too? :shake:

BIG_DADDY
08-31-2007, 10:36 AM
Good to see WWE going after steriod users and preserving the integrity of wrestling competition.

LMAO

Phobia
08-31-2007, 10:42 AM
This is impossible. Those guys aren't on roids. They're just naturally blessed with freakishly large muscles and little tiny peanuts.

keg in kc
08-31-2007, 11:30 AM
there is no real competition in pro wrestling .... i don't see any reason for the suspension..They have a fairly-well publicized company-wide 'welness policy' and these guys have violated it. They'd probably be getting suspended now even if the Benoit tragedy and the Congressional inquiry had never happened (although I'm not sure some of the top guys wouldn't have been merely slapped on the wrist.)

Ultra Peanut
08-31-2007, 12:07 PM
This is impossible. Those guys aren't on roids. They're just naturally blessed with freakishly large muscles and little tiny peanuts.Find one example of anyone on here making that argument.

Hydrae
08-31-2007, 12:39 PM
Right now this is barely news. When they release the names of NFL and MLB players, it will be the only thing we hear on sports talk radio for 2 weeks, even with the season starting and the pennant races going. I find it interesting that wrestling has responded to this first.