Archive for the ‘steroids’ Category

ARE PARTICIPANTS IN THIS YEAR’S WORLD PIE EATING CHAMPIONSHIP ON STEROIDS?

December 15, 2009

For the first time, competitors in this year’s World Pie Eating Championship in England will be forced to undergo tests for performance-enhancing drugs.

IS MANNY PACQUIAO ON STEROIDS?

December 15, 2009

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Has the world’s greatest boxer been using performance-enhancing drugs? Yes, says his upcoming opponent’s father, who is a top trainer.

Floyd Mayweather Sr. had previously accused welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao of using PED’s in an interview with Sports Illustrated. Pacquiao is fighting Floyd Mayweather Jr. in March. Monday, the Mayweather camp came out and called for tougher Olympic style drug testing for the fight.

Boxers Kermit Cintron and Paulie Malignaggi have also publicly, and on the record , accused Pacquiao of using illegal performance-enhancing drugs. Fellow boxers James Toney, Shane Mosley and Fernando Vargas have all been caught using steroids.

Pacquiao tested clean and passed his last drug test by the Nevada State Athletic Commission following his victory over Miguel Cotto. A Filipino blog points out that Pacquiao is now “10-o in drug tests” in Nevada. In fact, Pacquiao has never failed a drug test. Critics argue that HGH (human Growth Hormone) is virtually impossible to detect.

The Pacquiao camp is furious at the allegations.Pacquiao is planning on running for political office in May in an extremely religious country (the Philippines) where 80% of the population is Catholic. A drug scandal might kill Pacquiao’s political aspirations.

The upcoming Mayweather/Pacquiao fight, scheduled for March, is predicted to be the top-grossing boxing evnt in history.

IS TIGER WOODS ON STEROIDS?

December 15, 2009

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TONY GALEA: TIGER WOODS’ DOCTOR TIED TO PED’S

A Canadian doctor who has treated golfer Tiger Woods and many of the world’s top athletes has been arrested after being linked to performance- enhancing drugs. The Toronto office of Dr. Tony Galea was raided in October after his assistant was caught at the U.S.-Canadian border trying to smuggle illegal performance-enhancing drugs into the country. The assistant was carrying human growth hormone and Actovegin (which is essentially strained, concentrated calves blood.)

Meanwhile, the New York Daily News ran a story linking Galea’s partner, chiropractor Mark Lindsay, to the disgraced company BALCO. Lindsay treated Tim Montgomery and Marion Jones-two athletes who went to prison for using illegal performance-enhancing drugs or lying to the FBI about using PED’s. Lindsay also has ties to other BALCO athletes such as former NFL player and supended drug user Bill Romanowski.

The New York Times also ran a story today linking Tiger Woods’ doctor, Galea, to performance-enhancing drugs. In fact, the Times article notes that Galea injects himself with human growth hormone five times a week. Galea even credits HGH for being able to keep a wife 20 years younger than himself. HGH is legal in Canada. The PGA has started drug testing players for performance-enhancing substances and made their first player suspension last month.

CLEMENS LAWSUIT TOSSED

September 5, 2009

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ROGER CLEMENS

A federal judge in New York has thrown out former pitcher Roger Clemens’ defamation lawsuit against his former trainer Brian McNamee.

BASEBALL DRUG CHEATS SKATE

August 27, 2009

 

 

Thanks to a court ruling made yesterday, we may never know the identity of the 104 baseball players who tested positive for banned substances in 2003.

A federal appeals court berated federal invetigators in their ruling. The court ruled that the government had no right to seize drug records of ALL Major League Baseball players in their investigation of Barry Bonds. The court said it was an “obvious case of deliberate overreaching” by the government and players rights were violated. In a 9-2 decision, the court ruled federal agents had no probable cause or right to search union records for player drug use. The court also singled out the leaking of the names of Alex Rodriguez, David Ortiz, Manny Ramirez and Sammy Sosa as proof that players’ rights were violated.

The union has contended leaking those names (not player drug use) is a crime. The only course left for the government is to appeal to the Supreme Court or turn over the records to be destroyed.

COLUMNIST: STEROID USING BASEBALL PLAYERS ARE “PIONEERS”

August 3, 2009

 

 

If we are to believe Arizona Republic columnist Dan Bickley, baseball players who used Performance Enhancing Drugs should be viewed as “pioneers.”

Bickley argues that baseball’s “dirtiest secret of all” is that fans don’t care about steroid use. He also backs the contention that “steroids and their descendants soon will enrich and prolong human life.”

Bickley says the “prejudice” against athletes who used steroids and other PEDs will eventually disappear.

RED SO* 2004 TITLE TAINTED

July 30, 2009

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The New York Times is reporting that both Manny Ramirez and David Ortiz tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs in 2003. The pair were the top sluggers on the BostonRed Sox championship teams in 2004 and 2007.

There were reportedly 103 players who had positive drug tests in 2003. Those names were supposedly confidential, however seven players on that list have now been publicly identified including Ramirez, Ortiz, Alex Rodriguez, Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa, Jason Grimsley and David Segui.

PHILLIES PITCHER ATTACKS FAN WHO TAUNTS HIM OVER STEROID USE

June 28, 2009

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J.C. ROMERO

A Florida man is accusing Philadelphia Phillies pitcher J.C. Romero of attacking him, putting his hands on his throat, and pushing him. The alleged incident occured following Thursday’s game between the Phillies and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. The 25-year-old man asked several Phillies bullpen pitchers for their autograph. When they refused, he began taunting Romero for using steroids.

Romero has just conclude a very dubious 50-game suspension from Major League Baseball for using a performance-enhancing drug. The drug Romero tested positive for was not a steroid, but rather an over-the-counter supplement that was purchased in a health food store.

The Phillies confirmed Saturday that one of their players was involved in a confrontation with a fan.

 

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MANNY BEING DRUGGIE: “I DIDN’T KILL NOBODY. I DIDN’T RAPE NOBODY.”

June 10, 2009

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MANNY RAMIREZ

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Manny Ramirez made his first public comments since his suspension Tuesday night. Ramirez is currently serving a 50 game suspension for using a banned substance.

Ramirez told reporters that he has apologized to Dodgers owner Frank McCourt, manager Joe Torre, and his Dodgers teammates. Ramirez says he’s ready to”move on” adding,

 

“I didn’t kill nobody. I didn’t rape nobody. That’s it.”

 

Ramirez has admitted to using the female fertility drug human chorionic gonadotropin. He claims to have obtained a prescription for the drug from his doctor for a “medical condition.” However, Ramirez could have applied for a “therapeutic exemption” from MLB. He did not.

Because of his use of the drug, Ramirez was found to have four times the level of synthetic testosterone of a normal man. That apparently triggered his positive drug test this spring, leading to his suspension. Ramirez didn’t test positive for the HCG, merely the elevated testosterone level.

The Los Angeles Times says the existence of the prescription itself was enough to get Ramirez suspended, not cleared. The paper says that’s why Ramirez didn’t appeal his suspension.

ROGER CLEMENS JUST KEEPS ON LYING

May 12, 2009

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ROGER CLEMENS CONTINUES TO SWEAR HE DIDN’T DO STEROIDS

Deny, deny, deny.

That’s the tactic former Major League pitcher Roger Clemens continues to employ denying he ever took performance-enhancing drugs. Today, Clemens did his first public interview since appearing before congress to testify about steroids. Clemens appeared on the ESPN radio show “Mike and Mike” with Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic. The entire ESPN Radio interview can be heard:

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The interview is sure to be bashed by critics. The hosts let Clemens make his denials pretty much unchallenged. Golic and Greenberg  were in an impossible position. As Jason Whitlock asserted this past week, ESPN is The Devil. The network has become little more than a mouthpiece for both teams and players/agents for their agendas. ESPN chooses to view itself as a “broadcast partner” with every sport rather than as a journalistic enterprise. At ESPN you can actually get suspended merely for having an opinion. Scott Van Pelt, the usually glad-handing, imbecilic tv anchor, who also has his own radio show on ESPN, found that out the hard way. ESPN suspended him simply for saying that he thought Bud Selig’s $18.5 million annual salary was too high. You can bet Van Pelt will never express his opinion on another radio show ever again.

Mike and Mike were screwed from the beginning. If Clemens were going to simply lie to them, what were they supposed to do? Technically, Greenberg and Golic asked the right questions. Clemens just kept sputtering denials. It sounded like HE didn’t even believe what he was saying. Unfortunately, there’s a reason Clemens (and more importantly his scumbag handlers) chose ESPN as a venue for him to make his first public appearance. It’s the same reason Alex Rodriguez CHOSE Peter Gammons and ESPN when he made his first appearance after being exposed as a steroids user.  Handlers for both Rodriguez and Clemens knew they could control the setting. ESPN let Clemens come on and  read his pre-prepared denials. It’s just too bad Clemens doesn’t read very well.

Mike and Mike asked Clemens about his friend and fellow pitcher Andy Pettitte’s testimony before Congress. Pettitte testified that he and Clemens had conversations about steroid use. Clemens gave the ridiculous answer that Pettitte simply “misremembered.” When asked about his DNA being on needles and other steroids paraphernalia that his former trainer Brian McNamee handed over to the FBI, Clemens simply said, “That’s impossible.”

If Clemens and his handlers thought today’s interview was simply a way to get their spin out before the public, they are sadly mistaken. There are reports that today’s interview may “reinvigorate” the perjury investigation into Clemens’ testimony before Congress. One expert says Clemens doing interviews is “like poking a stick in the federal government’s eye.”

Clemens did make one new assertion in the Mike and Mike interview. He said, with his family’s history of heart disease, it would be “suicidal” for him to use steroids. He then cited his stepfather’s heart attack. Using a STEP-father’s heart attack as a genetic reason that you would never use steroids is not smart. Then again, Roger Clemens is not a smart man.

 

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