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Thursday 26, May 2016

  Ken Shamrock Tests Positive For Steroids

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American mixed martial artist Ken Shamrock has reportedly tested positive for elevated testosterone at Bellator 149.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship Hall of Famer tested positive for elevated testosterone levels, as was 12.4:1, well above the Texas limit of 4:1. Methadone and Nandrolone were also found in system of the professional wrestler. Shamrock tested positive for the opioid Methadone, with reported levels of 370 nanograms per milliliter while the threshold for a positive test is 300 ng/ml.

This is not the first doping instance for Shamrock. He tested positive after his fight with Ross Clifton and received a suspension of one year.

During the course of his career, Ken Shamrock set numerous pay-per-view records with his drawing power. Widely considered to be an icon in the sport of mixed martial arts, he was named The World’s Most Dangerous Man by ABC News in a special entitled “The World’s Most Dangerous Things” in the initial days of his UFC career. Shamrock became the first UFC Superfight Champion after he defeated Dan Severn at UFC 6 and is best known for his rivalry with Royce Gracie.

Ken Shamrock also holds the distinction of being the first foreign MMA Champion in Japan when he won the title of King of Pancrase. Ranked by Inside MMA as one of the top 10 greatest mixed martial arts fighters of all time, Shamrock has the distinction of being a one-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion, one-time WWF Intercontinental Champion, one-time WWF Tag Team Champion, and the 1998 WWF King of the Ring. He is the founder of the Lion’s Den mixed martial arts training camp. During his prime, Ken Shamrock was hailed by everyone as an explosive grappler with speed, physical strength, agility, and power.

Shamrock appeared in the films Scarecrow Gone Wild, Beyond the Mat, Champions, and Virtuosity besides he appearing in That ’70s Show episode “That Wrestling Show” as Wrestler #1. He has also appeared in the video games WWE ’13 and WWE 2K16.

The rivalry of Shamrock with the Hart Foundation led to his first WWF pay-per-view main event at In Your House 16: Canadian Stampede. This was after his name was associated with a feud with Big Van Vader, Bret Hart, and The Hart Foundation throughout 1997. Shamrock challenged Shawn Michaels for the WWF Championship in the main event of December’s D-Generation X: In Your House and defeated Michaels by disqualification when Triple H and Chyna interfered. Shamrock won the King of the Ring tournament in June 1998 after he defeated Jeff Jarrett in the semi-finals and WWF Intercontinental Champion Rocky Maivia in the final. Shamrock feuded with Owen Hart following the King of the Ring. Hart defeated Shamrock in a “Hart Family Dungeon match” at Fully Loaded and Shamrock took the revenge by defeating Hart in a “Lion’s Den match” at SummerSlam. Shamrock defeated X-Pac in the finals of an eight-man tournament to won the vacant Intercontinental Championship on October 12, 1998.

In another development, Kimbo Slice also failed post-fight drug test. Slice’s testosterone level was 6.4:1 and he also tested positive for Nandrolone.

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Sunday 08, Jul 2012

  Surfing body introduces Comprehensive drug testing

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In 2012, the Association of Surfing Professionals would be rolling out a policy to screen competitors and officials for performance-enhancing and recreational drugs. This would mean the international governing body of surfing for the first time has prepared to introduce comprehensive drug testing for professionals.

This move came after the death of Andy Irons, triple world champion, in November 2010. The postmortem revealed that he died from a heart attack and “acute mixed drug ingestion” and traces of methadone, methamphetamine, also known as crystal meth, and a metabolite of cocaine were found in his bloodstream.

Anthony Ruffo, a 47-year-old pioneer of the Santa Cruz scene in the 1980s and another surfer, is facing a possible jail sentence after he was found selling methamphetamine and caught with an ounce of the drug.

“I have seen guys who are stoners and they drop off the scene because it is not sustainable,” he said. “Athletes are training hard. The way the contests are now, it will catch up with you,” Gerry Fitzgerald, a professional in Ireland, said.

Sunday 13, May 2012

  Surfers will be subjected to comprehensive drug testing

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The international governing body of surfing is presently making plans for launching a comprehensive drug testing for professional surfers.

The Association of Surfing Professionals will be rolling out a policy in 2012 to screen competitors and officials for performance-enhancing and recreational drugs.

“I have seen guys who are stoners and they drop off the scene because it is not sustainable,” he said. “Athletes are training hard. The way the contests are now, it will catch up with you,” Gerry Fitzgerald, a professional in Ireland, said.

Thursday 01, Oct 2009

  Phony repairman stole drugs from pharmacy

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Phony repairman stole drugs from pharmacyJoshua Paul Fleetwood, 25, was arrested by authorities last Friday for accusations of attempted burglary, and drug possession.

According to police reports, the burglaries occurred in August with two incidents happening in Metairie and one in Kenner.

A man reportedly claiming as a repairman sent by the pharmacy’s head office entered the stores and requested access to safes.

As per state law, safes are used to store prescription drugs classified as controlled dangerous substances.

He then told pharmacy staff that he was there to conduct repairs or replace batteries in the safe doors.

Pharmacists would often notice missing drugs only after the repairman has left.

The latest burglary happened in a CVS at West Esplanade Ave in Metairie. Inventory count revealed missing bottles of oxycodone, Adderall and methadone. It is not known, however, if Fleetwood is involved in this case.

A search of Fleetwood’s residence revealed bottles of anabolic steroids possibly taken from the burglaries. Two counts of drug possession charges were added according to arrest reports.

He was temporarily released from the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center due to overcrowding. His bail was set at $260,000.

Fleetwood has previous criminal records at Jefferson Parish for possessions of heroin and hydrocodone.

Sunday 26, Oct 2008

  Florida man faces multiple felony charges for steroid distribution and other crimes

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florida-steroidsThe Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office reported that Christopher Edward Abate, 44, of 2511 Mauritania Road, was charged with five felony counts of possession of controlled substance for methadone, oxandrolone, fluoxymesterone, and oxymetholone.

Abate was also charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute of oxandrolone (anavar), 42 counts of possession of prescription forms, and misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana less than 20 grams and possession of paraphernalia. Abate was booked into the Charlotte County Jail on the drug and counterfeit-making equipment charges on a $52,100 bond.

The Sheriff’s office reported that Abate has been under surveillance for nearly five months before his arrest. His arrest also resulted to the seizure of more 3,000 pills, steroid drugs, counterfeit identification and nearly $500,000 in cash.

According to the police report, some of the vials and bottles found at the house had handwritten labels on them. There were also equipment found at the scene apparently used to fill up and seal steroid vials. Bags of raw steroid powder were also discovered during the search and seizure. Authorities also found several blank cards used for making counterfeit driver’s licenses and identification cards.

Abate also has six different licenses that contained his picture and three with different names. Also recovered from the house were blank doctor’s prescription pads for four different doctors in Florida and Connecticut. Further, among the documents seized was Abate’s release order from Federal Probation from prior prescription fraud.

Tuesday 05, Aug 2008

  MMA’s James Irvin tested positive – no, not for steroids – but for opioid analgesics

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james-irvin-steroidsMixed martial arts is a kind of sport that requires a high tolerance for pain and maybe James Irvin has a relatively lowered pain threshold than most MMA fighters. So, he opted to use painkillers. Bad, bad idea. Methadone and oxymorphone are scheduled, dude!

And the fact that the Nevada State Athletic Commission conducts post-fight doping screening of athletes under its jurisdiction, Irvin’s intake of these banned compounds screams for the question: What were you thinking, dude?!

Irvin apparently threw caution to the wind when he grabbed the opportunity to fight Anderson Silva on UFC Fight Night on July 19. This despite a recent injury he sustained while he was training for his bout against Rashad Evans on UFC 85: Bedlam. The match-up with Evans did not push through and Irvin lost to Silva. So, all those painkillers he took to speed up recovery of his injury were all for nothing.

Now, Irvin is under temporary suspension pending a disciplinary hearing with the NSAC. His hearing with the NSAC could result to cancellation of his license and/or pecuniary fine for his alleged violations. Bad, bad news for Irvin.

Sherdog.com has the details:

Getting the opportunity to face the world’s top pound-for-pound fighter might not have been worth it to James Irvin in the end.

After getting squashed by Anderson Silva in a minute and one second during their July 19 UFC light heavyweight tilt on Spike TV, the Sacramento native has allegedly tested positive for the non-approved analgesic painkillers Methadone and Oxymorphone according to a post-fight urinalysis conducted by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

Irvin’s manager, Mike Roberts, told Sherdog.com Tuesday afternoon that he had not been aware of the allegations and had not been in contact with his client about them yet. Irvin could not be immediately reached for comment.

Irvin, 29, took the Silva bout on the heels of recovery from a broken foot, after the UFC had swiftly organized the July 19 event to counter-program a pay-per-view hosted by the rival Affliction promotion on the same night.

A former star on the central California’s WEC circuit prior to the promotion’s purchase by Zuffa LLC. in 2006, the heavy-handed Irvin had posted back-to-back wins over Luis Arthur Cane and Houston Alexander before his one-sided loss to UFC middleweight champion Silva.

Methadone is a synthetic opioid used as analgesic to treat chronic and severe pain. It is also used to abate withdrawal symptoms of former drug dependents. Oxymorphone is also classified as a narcotic pain reliever.