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Saturday 31, Mar 2007

Bodybuilder arrested in steroids raid in Hawaii

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I didn’t even know hawaii cared about steroids.

I guess I was wrong, hawaii does the same thing to steroid users as everyone else, jerks them around, jails them for drug use.

Bodybuilder arrested in steroids raid

A bodybuilder was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of possessing steroids following a police narcotics/vice raid on a Pu’uloa home.
The 38-year-old man, booked for investigation of first- and second-degree promotion of harmful drugs, was still in police custody today.

Narcotics/Vice Division Capt. Kerry Inouye said charges are pending lab test results of what he describes as a “significant amount” of what is believed to be steroids seized in a warrant search of the man’s home.

Police acted on a tip and intercepted a package containing drugs before it was delivered to the man’s house.

The man arrested competed in a national bodybuilding contest seven years ago but is not known to Mits Kawashima, who will be presenting the 29th anniversary Hawaiian Islands Bodybuilding Championships on June 30

Friday 30, Mar 2007

Tommy Morrison lies about HIV and Steroids

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Here’s the problem these days, Idiots like Tommy Morrison – the guy who was in Rocky, are blaming steroids for positive HIV tests!!! now how likely is that?  how likely is steroid use going to cause a positive test for HIV? well, I’ll tell you how likely…it’s IMPOSSIBLE!! Tommy Morrison is a liar and we all know it.

The reality is that Tommy Morrison is probably infected with HIV but has used antiviral medication extensively to try to combat the virus.  It’s well known from people like magic johnson that you can get your HIV count so low that it can’t even be detected, you just need enough medicine.

Steroids did NOT cause a false positive HIV test….Tommy Morrison has HIV – peroid.


Tommy Morrison Blames Steroids For HIV Result

In a recent interview with Chuck Johnson of USA Today , former WBO heavyweight champion Tommy “The Duke” Morrison (47-3-1, 41 KOs) said that using steroids is the likely cause for him testing positive for HIV in 1996.

Morrison, 38-years-old, recently returned to the ring, after being away for ten-years. It took three HIV negative test results, reviewed by the Arizona State Athletic Commission, for Morrison to step back in the ring on Feb. 22 at Chester’s Mountaineer Race Track in West Virginia. He stopped John Castle (4-3-1, 2 KOs) in two rounds. Even after several blood tests came back negative for HIV, many in the sport are still unsure of Morrison’s HIV status and want him to take additional tests to be safe.

“I never had it in the first place,” Morrison told USA Today . “I was kicked to the curb and lost more than 10 years of my career because of a false positive. I was using steroids at the time. I believe that’s why the test came back the way it did. But I’ve taken five or six different tests in the last three or four months and I passed them all. I’ve got my livelihood back and the timing couldn’t be more perfect because as I look across the heavyweight division, there’s nobody that can beat me. I’ll be heavyweight champion of the world.”

Steve Allred, chairman of the West Virginia Athletic Commission, consulted with Dr. Michael Schwartz, head of the American Association of Professional Ringside Physicians, and he does not believe that Morrison was given a false-positive when he was tested for HIV in 96.

“Once somebody tests positive for HIV, they should always test positive,” Schwartz said. “If there’s a negative result, then you can only assume that it’s a one in a billion (miracle) where somebody goes from a positive to a negative or that the initial test was a false positive.”

The paper then spoke with Dr. Eric Daar, division chief of HIV Medicine at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, to get his opinion on whether or not Morrison’s steroid usage would have caused a false-positive result for HIV. Daar had no idea where Morrison came up with his theory.

“I can’t think of a biological explanation,” Daar said. “I don’t know where that comes from at all. The issue of a false positive is very unusual. Much more often what happens is it’s a mistake. When someone tests positive and is found later to be negative, it’s usually because somebody mixed up a vial in the lab or misinterpreted a result. Other than those situations, which are rare, most people who have a positive test stay positive forever.”

The paper did note that Morrison’s current fiance, and his four children, by three different women, ages 3½ to 17, all have tested negative for HIV.

Bob Arum, head honcho at Top Rank, still plans to move forward with Morrison’s return. He is going to follow the same layout he used with former heavyweight champ George Foreman, who was under Arum’s banner when he returned to the ring after a ten-year retirement.

“He’s tested negative, so there is no medical concern and he is not at risk of infecting anybody,” Arum says. “That leaves the question of whether after 10½ years, can he still fight? The jury is still out on that. What I got from that first fight … was that because of rust, he can’t get out of the way of any punches. The guy punched the hell out of him. But I also learned that Tommy Morrison still retains at least a semblance of the left hook he used to have. He showed that when he knocked the guy out.”

“By keeping him off television and putting him against mediocre opposition, we’ll be able to see if he’s making progress. If it doesn’t pan out, he won’t be embarrassed. I don’t want anybody to say we’re exploiting him.”

Morrison, healing some sore ribs from the Castle fight, is planning a ring return in May.

Thursday 29, Mar 2007

Lee Priest steroid infection

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Now you’re wondering, what am I talking about right?

Well, Lee Priest did a shoot/movie style deal and before he did it, obviously he had an infection from shooting steroids.

I don’t know where lee priest buys steroids nor do I really care, but he’s obviously buying his drugs from the wrong supplier, just check out his infection:


If you zoom into the pic, you’ll see where lee priest, a big mouth bodybuilder and one of the best to ever compete in the Mr. Olympia, made the foolish mistake of injecting too many steroids or just using shitty/low grade steroids.  Just take a look at his left shoulder and that’s all you need to know really.

It doesn’t look good…. infections from improper cleaning of the injection site are very bad!
Here are articles about steroid injections:
Steroid Injections I
Steroid Injections II

Remember, the mistake was on lee priest to do such a bad injection, so don’t make the same mistake!!!!

Wednesday 28, Mar 2007

Slow news day = Steroid talk

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Slow news day isn’t it???

Well first of all, Peter Kennedy DID NOT die from steroid use!

It’s clear he did NOT die from Steroid use:

Barbara said doctors told her they were unsure about what caused his death specifically. Some told her they thought it could be steroid-related. Others thought it could be pneumonia or some other illness. But while they aren’t sure

Even the doctors don’t know what cause his death, and looking at the guys picture, he didn’t even use steroids for long.  SOOOO by this logic, if his mother found a bottle of vodka in his room, then what a shot of vodka caused his death???
Let’s be realistic here, MILLIONS of people die every year from smoking and drinking, but they zoom in on the one kid that, without any evidence, is pegged as a steroid death ? LOL
the media needs better things to do!
Peter Kennedy laid to rest
 Peter Kennedy  
“I have his memories. I have his friends. They’ll tell me stories,” Barbara Kennedy said.

“I feel like I lost my best friend,” Jamie Lynn Kennedy said.

Peter Kennedy’s sister, Jamie Lynn, and his mother, Barbara, are trying their best to say goodbye to someone who should have never left.

 Barbara Kennedy  
“I have his stories and things he did when he was little, and things he did to his sister — hiding her toys and locking her here and tormenting her and all the typical boy things,” Barbara said.

Ask them and these ladies will tell you that 28-year-old Peter Kennedy wasn’t a saint. They say he was stubborn. The only beer he would drink was Miller Lite. He fixed tractors on his mom’s farm and loved his four-wheeler. They say he also took steroids.

A  young man is laid to rest and doctors think he may have died from complications related to steroids. It’s a story we’ve been following since Albany County District Attorney David Soares cracked down on steroid sales across the country. The family is now saying their final goodbyes.
“It’s not he didn’t tell me; he lied to me,” Jamie Lynn said.

Jamie Lynn said she noticed her older brother getting bigger, but didn’t realize why until she found some small bottles after Peter was hospitalized. His kidneys and liver failed. His heart enlarged, and his body gave up after he awoke one last time.

“When he woke up, I said just give me one more ‘hey kid’ before I go to school, and he said it the best he could because he was still really sedated and had all these things coming out of him. Just to hear that from him, I knew it was going to be the last time I ever heard it,” Jamie Lynn said.

“I wish I can take away what he did, but I never knew. I can’t go back in time,” Barbara said.

Barbara said doctors told her they were unsure about what caused his death specifically. Some told her they thought it could be steroid-related. Others thought it could be pneumonia or some other illness. But while they aren’t sure, Barbara says she is because of the bottles that were found in his bedroom, and that’s why she spoke with us to get the word out about how dangerous steroids can be.

“It was something he wanted to do. Why? I don’t know,” Barbara said.

“Everything that happens is supposed to happen. I just want my brother to be happy. That’s all I want,” Jamie Lynn said.

And so, at a funeral home in Altamont, a little sister, a mother, friends, and Peter’s girlfriend live with the memories.

“I did find out he had a ring for his girlfriend. She has it now. My aunt had it. So, I guess what he was waiting for, we don’t know,” Barbara said.

Monday 26, Mar 2007

steroid abuse proven???

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Now this is the best case of steroid use and steroid abuse mixed up

there is absolutely NO proof steroids did ANYTHING to this kid
BUT rather a CLEAR genetic problem combined with a CLEAR recreational drug abuse
probably weed/coke/E whatever..

living in his moms house? come on the guy is obviously full of problems
I bet a high dose of sleeping pills and anti depressants cuased this problem!



No autopsy for suspected steroid user
Mother declines exam, says son’s death due to drug abuse 
The cause of death may never be determined for a 27-year-old East Berne man whose mother believes he died as a result of abusing steroids.
Barbara Kennedy said she decided not to allow an autopsy to be performed on her son, Peter, who died Friday in the intensive care unit at Albany Medical Center Hospital.

An autopsy might have aided health officials in determining whether steroids, which authorities said Kennedy had been using, played a role in his death.

Kennedy had been hospitalized in critical condition since March 2. He checked himself in at St. Peter’s Hospital that day with severe cold symptoms and was subsequently transferred to Albany Medical Center Hospital, where he remained in a medically induced coma for more than three weeks until his death.

“I said, ‘You know the steroids did it,’ and they said ‘no,’ they’re not going to be able to say yes or no,” Kennedy said. “He was 100 percent healthy until the steroids tore down his system.”

Law enforcement authorities said they believe Pete Kennedy began injecting testosterone and other steroids last year. They recovered bottles of steroids from his home after he was hospitalized and are still trying to determine where they were made.

“On this day, our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends who are struggling with the untimely death of Peter Kennedy,” Albany County District Attorney David Soares said. “Mr. Kennedy’s death could have been prevented. … The use of illegal steroids is a major public health concern and I urge anyone who is in possession of these drugs, or knows of anyone using these particular drugs, to contact the New York State Department of Health or the district attorney’s office to surrender them.”

Barbara Kennedy started to suspect late last year her son was taking the drugs. He built an elaborate gym in their basement and worked out for up to four hours a day, pumping weights as he tracked his rapidly increasing strength and size on charts. In just a few months his body weight ballooned from about 168 pounds to more than 210 pounds, she said.

The mother said doctors told her that her son had an enlarged heart, a failing liver and kidneys that needed to be replaced. Initially, a physician at St. Peter’s Hospital raised the issue of whether Kennedy may have used steroids.

Pete Kennedy worked for a Rotterdam glass company.

Investigators suspect the bottles of nandrolone and testosterone, which are both anabolic steroids, that were found in Pete Kennedy’s belongings may have been produced locally.

There is no connection between Kennedy’s case and a larger Albany-based investigation which involves a maze of pharmacies, doctors and wellness centers accused of conspiring to distribute steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs.

Sunday 25, Mar 2007

WWE Wrestlers using steroids !! and HGH ??? no way

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Like we didn’t all know that WWE (WWF) wrestlers used and bought steroids ??? REALLY
no way

you mean these 250lbs. , 5% bodyfat guys DO NOT use steroids? ARE YOU SERIOUS?
is this world full of idiots or what

we all know that wrestlers use steroids, what else you want to know?
DOes WWE wrestlers buying steroids surprise anyone?

I mean I’m not shocked.
but explain to me, what did they do wrong?

these guys had a legitimate prescription to BUY steroids!!!!!!! so what exactly what wrong here? I mean let’s be seroius.  Now every guy in the NFL uses steroids, why aren’t we picking on them ? or is it that don’t ask don’t tell policy ??? but with steroids LOL


Six pro wrestlers linked to steroids investigation
Several top WWE stars have been named as havingreceived steroids and human growth hormone in an ongoing investigation into Internet drug sales.

While that’s not exactly earth-shattering news in the wrestling world, it was the latest headline as part of a major sports story that has been making the mainstream rounds in recent weeks.

A report last week on Sports Illustrated’s Web site linked six pro wrestlers – Randy Orton, Edge (Adam Copeland), Rey Mysterio (Oscar Gutierrez), Gregory “Hurricane” Helms (Shane Helms), Kurt Angle and the late Eddie Guerrero – to a nationwide steroids probe. The first four are WWE performers. Angle and Guererro are former WWE champs. Angle, a former Olympic gold medalist, left WWE for TNA last year, while Guerrero died of what was believed to be a steroid-related heart ailment in 2005.

According to documentation viewed by SI reporters Luis Fernando Llosa and L. Jon Wertheim, Dr. David Wilbirt of Arizona, who is under investigation by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency for writing 3,879 prescriptions for patients who requested drugs over the Internet, was linked to several of the wrestlers.

The reporters have been investigating an alleged illegal steroid distribution network that has implicated numerous pro athletes including baseball’s Gary Matthews Jr., Jose Canseco, Jerry Hairston Jr., John Rocker and David Bell, and former heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield.

Wilbirt, who lost his medicallicense in 2005, allegedly was part of a scheme similar to the one that has been unraveling over the past few weeks after Albany, N.Y., District Attorney David Soares led a multi-agency raid on Signature Compounding Pharmacy in Orlando. Investigators have targeted physicians who allegedly wrote prescriptions for patients they had never seen, “anti-aging” clinics that hired them and pharmacies that filled the prescriptions.

SI reported on its Web site last week that wrestlers Copeland and Helms received human growth hormone from Applied Pharmacy in Mobile, Ala., one of the pharmacies raided in the investigation led by Soares. Orton allegedly received eight prescriptions for six different drugs – stanozolol, nandrolone, anastrozole, Clomiphene citrate, oxandrolone and testosterone – between March 2004 and August 2004. According to the documents, Orton’s prescriptions came from the same two doctors whose names appeared on the prescriptions in major league outfielder Gary Matthews Jr.’s file.

Prescriptions for the steroids nandrolone and stanozolol also allegedly were issued for Gutierrez. Guerrero was listed as having been billed and sent stanazol.

SI said it had seen the names of 11 wrestlers in documents it reviewed. The recent report only named six whose names had shown up on the customer lists of pharmacies that have been busted for filling illegal prescriptions for the banned performance-enhancing drugs.

A statement released by WWE said the allegations reported by SI occurred before the organization implemented its talent wellness program.

“The WWE policy prohibits the use of performance-enhancing drugs, as well as other prescription drugs which can be abused, if taken for other than a legitimate medical purpose pursuant to a valid prescription from a licensed and treating physician. For purposes of WWE’s policy, prescriptions obtained over the Internet and/or from suppliers of prescription drugs from the Internet are not considered to have been given for a legitimate medical purpose.”

Copeland responded to theallegations on his MySpace page, admitting that he received HGH from a pharmacy in 2003, but added that he already had admitted doing so on Canada’s “Off The Record” sports talk show in 2004.

“I won’t try to defend my actions,” he said. “I took them when coming back from my spinal fusion neck surgery when I was told by doctors that it would help the bones grow back around the screws and plate that were now inserted in my neck. I’m not glorifying. I’m not condoning. Just telling you why I decided to take them. I took blood tests, consulted doctors, read up, studied them, got prescriptions and decided to do it.”

Helms also defended his position on his MySpace account, saying that he went through a doctor following a knee injury several years ago, bypassing the prospect of more serious surgery.

“I would like to think that it’s well in my human rights to take whatever a doctor tells me to if it helps my condition and relieves my pain. Isn’t that what everyone goes to a doctor for? Shane Helms committed no crime and did absolutely nothing illegal. And that is a fact.”

“Trust me, there are a million ways to get any kind of legal or illegal medicine/drug you want,” he added. “However, I was under the assumption that going through a doctor, getting treatment and therapy for a totally legal medicine was the right way to go about dealing with this particular injury. And this injury that might have led to surgery had I not taken the therapy that I did … Besides, look at me, I’m not 300 pounds of muscle. The biggest I’ve ever been is 215, I’m not abusing anything other that the abuse my body takes doing the job I love.”

Three-time WCW heavyweight champ Diamond Dallas Page (Page Falkinburg), who retired from the ring in 2002, said he wasn’t surprised at all by the report.

“All of this attention on the wrestlers right now is unfortunate, but it’s entertainment,” Page told The Post and Courier. “It’s not like it’s the Olympics.”

Page, 50, who admitted taking steroids during his ring career, said steroid usage is prevalent in all fields of sports and entertainment, including the movie industry.

“I’m not afraid to admit what I’ve done. I did steroids. But I don’t do them now. But you know what? Everybody in the NFL … in baseball … they make choices and give up other health issues. … This is entertainment no matter what. These guys know what they’re doing. It’s their lives. I’m not saying it’s right or it’s wrong, but this is America.”

He pointed to the fans’ insatiable appetite for bigger and better. Page said steroid usage isn’t encouraged by promoters, but the fans put pressure on performers in all sports to improve and do better.

“They want a faster 40. They want to see the ball hit out of the park. They want to see a faster fastball. NASCAR’s the hottest thing on the planet. How much faster can those cars go? Now they’ve got movies that are digitalized. It is what it is.”

Page, who started late in the wrestling business at the age of 36, said he needed an extra edge in spite of a strong work ethic. But it’s been years since he resorted to performance-enhancing substances.

–Thanks to Ron Coward of North Charleston for pointing out that the San Diego Chargers’ “Fearsome Foursome” of the early ’60s consisted of Ernie Ladd, Earl Faison, Ron Neary and Bill Hudson – not Richard Hudson – as I had listed in last week’s column.

Bill Hudson was a 1953 graduate of North Charleston High School where he was selected as All America in football and all state in basketball. He went on to Clemson (as did four older brothers before him) where he was a three-year starter finishing in 1957. He played pro football in Montreal from 1957-59 and then went to San Diego where he and Jack Kemp were co-captains. Coward reports that Hudson, a member of the Clemson Athletic Hall of Fame, went on to become very successful in business and is now semi-retired in Spartanburg.

–WWE announced last week that Wrestlemania 24 will be held March 30, 2008, at the Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla. It will be the first outdoor Wrestlemania since 1993 in Las Vegas.

The Hall of Fame ceremonies will be March 29, 2008, at the Amway Arena in Orlando, Fla.

Thursday 22, Mar 2007

Thai steroids , and Slovakia

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When has slovakia gave a shit about steroids coming from thailand?

seems like they are not acting stupid like other EU countries, acting like nuts when they see people buy steroids and bring them back

this guy probably bought these steroids for personal use!


Customs detains smuggler of Sk500,000 of Thai steroids
Slovak customs officers found more than 60,000 pills of anabolic steroids during a random check of Peter B. of Bratislava at the M. R. Štefánik Airport in Bratislava on March 20.

The 34-year-old had just arrived on a flight from Thailand with a stopover in Prague, spokeswoman of the Customs Directorate Andrea Zemanová said at a news conference on March 21.

The value of the anabolic steroids would exceed Sk500,000 on the black market. The contraband is to be confiscated and the smuggler now faces a fine of up to Sk100,000.

The possession and use of anabolic steroids, which are classified as medication, is not a criminal offence for people over 18 years. Peter B. will be punished only for trying to dodge customs fees. He significantly exceeded the import limit for such goods, which is set to a value of €175 per person.


Sunday 18, Mar 2007

Father Provided Steroids – is it true?? or not??

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This is interesting. If you read the article, there seems to be a lot of information about drugs and steroids and this man who supposidly gave his son steroids.

Now, did he give his son steroids or provide his son a SAFE! means to not be abusing a substance / drug he could have gotten on the black market, I think it’s the first.  The father, with concern for his son’s safety, showed him how to safely use steroids and not get hurt by them, get it??

Did he buy steroids on the black market  ??? I’m not sure, but it seems the steroids came from a pharmacy, LEGALLY!


Indictment: Father Provided Steroids
Inline Skater Son Had Flunked Drug Test

In what is believed to be the first U.S. case in which the parent of an athlete sanctioned by a sports drug-testing agency subsequently faced federal drug distribution charges, the father of a teenage inline skater serving a competition ban for flunking a drug test has been indicted for providing steroids to his son, court documents show.

A federal grand jury in Tampa indicted James Gahan on charges of possessing and distributing the anabolic steroid testosterone to a minor between June 2005 and October 2006, according to the indictment filed last week in U.S. District Court in the middle district of Florida.

The case illustrates the extent to which performance-enhancing drug use in sport has become a priority among federal investigators in the aftermath of the five-year-old Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative steroid case, which led to competition bans for more than a dozen athletes and five criminal convictions.

Friday 16, Mar 2007

Evander Holyfield takes steroids?

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lol who’s shocked that a top ranked boxer like Evander Holyfield takes steroids? I’m not

so the guy uses steroids

so what?

Mike Tyson used steroids AND what’s the bid deal? let’s move on and drop it

so Evander holyfield wanted to buy steroids legally? what’s the crime? he got a prescription for it! FROM A DAMN DOCTOR!
Holyfield Perplexed by Link to Steroids

Evander Holyfield is unsure how or why his name surfaced in an investigation of illicit sales of steroids and human growth hormone. “I ain’t got nothing to defend,” the four-time heavyweight champion told The Associated Press. “Ain’t nobody said I did nothing. It’s a non-issue.”
Holyfield is among a number of athletes linked to the inquiry, which is being investigated by Albany (N.Y.) District Attorney David Soares, who’s preparing to release the names of athletes involved. The Times Union of Albany, N.Y., has reported that Holyfield was on a customer list at Applied Pharmacy in Mobile, Ala., one of the pharmacies raided in the investigation.
Holyfield is to fight New Yorker Vinny Maddalone in a non-title bout Saturday night in Corpus Christi. The 44-year-old boxer has insisted he’s never used any illegal or banned performance-enhancing drugs.
He noted his fighting weight has remained relatively consistent throughout his pro career, which began in 1984. He says he’ll be about 215 pounds for this bout.
Holyfield said Wednesday his representatives have spoken to “the people who are supposed to have the allegations and they said, ‘No, we didn’t have an allegation about you. Only thing that we said that your name was in here, and that’s it.’”
Soares spokeswoman Heather Orth said Thursday that DA investigators were combing evidence seized in raids on medical clinics and compiling a list of athletes’ names linked to the inquiry. Those names eventually will be forwarded to the respective professional sports leagues or associations, Orth said.
She said no names had been released by Soares’ office and couldn’t confirm if Holyfield representatives had spoken to Soares or anyone on his staff.
Asked when the names might be released, Orth said, “We’re hoping in the next week or so.”
So far, 20 people have been indicted, and several Florida clinics raided. They allegedly were part of a scheme to provide prescriptions over the Internet to clients who never met with the prescribing physicians. A similar federal prosecution also is under way in Rhode Island.
Soares has said he’s targeting distributors supplying illicit drugs and physicians writing prescriptions for patients they’ve never seen, not customers.
Holyfield’s fight against Maddalone is part of his effort to win another world title, even an undisputed title. But he does so less than three years after New York revoked his license to fight in that state, citing diminished skills, and with his name linked to the investigation.
“There are a lot of things in life you have to endure to be successful,” Holyfield said. “I was told when I was 8 years old I could be heavyweight champion of the world, but it took 20 years. Since 1992, when I lost to Riddick Bowe, I’ve been trying to get these titles back.”
Holyfield (40-8-2), ranked 10th among heavyweights in the latest WBC ratings, began his comeback last year with two wins, both in Texas, and hopes to unify the heavyweight titles before retiring sometime in 2008. He says has overcome a shoulder injury he blames for a three-fight losing streak that appeared to mark the end of his career in November 2004.
One of those losses, to Larry Donald, prompted New York officials to revoke Holyfield’s license, though he had no problem getting a license to fight in Texas last year.
“My shoulder’s OK, I can move my head now, I can slip more punches,” he said.


Wednesday 14, Mar 2007


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Rick collins did a good job in defending himself agains the BS (possible slander?) this newspaper put out towards
his name.

He clearly states the facts of what is what here, VERY clearly! Read it all…
it’s important to read Rick Collin’s legal views on steroids and HRT, as he is by far the BEST legal
expert when it comes to steroids.  The only lawyer I would trust to defend a steroid related case.


Article on steroid investigation mischaracterized adviser’s views on use 

First published: Tuesday, March 13, 2007
I am dismayed at the incorrect statements in your recent article, “Adviser to pharmacies in steroids case identified.” The author mischaracterizes me as a “staunch advocate of steroid use in general” and without even speaking to me misstates my personal views.
While as indicated in my book “Legal Muscle: Anabolics in America” (which is referenced in the article) my stance has been critical of certain laws regarding anabolic steroid use by mature adults under the supervision of knowledgeable physicians, I have vigorously condemned steroid abuse by teenagers and have written so in my book and in numerous articles.

I have repeatedly condemned the use of steroids by cheating competitive athletes, and have voiced my support for the ban on steroids in sports. I have advocated against the abuse of black market steroids. I have always urged adherence to the law.

The members of my law firm and I stand on our reputation for the highest levels of ethics and our professional obligation to serve our many and varied clients.

Providing accurate legal advice and information is exactly what we as lawyers should do, and we are proud of having done so. My firm has always made clear to our clients that the current law does not permit anabolic steroids to be prescribed for other than a legitimate medical purpose and within the usual course of professional practice in a valid physician-patient relationship.

My firm has been consulted by physicians, clinics and pharmacies that practice in the area of hormone replacement regarding the legalities of prescribing and dispensing testosterone and human growth hormone.

We have never provided a “blueprint” for how to operate any corporate entity. The vast majority of our clients are operating long before they call us.

Most contact us after hearing one of my public lectures, which have been delivered to many hundreds of members of the medical community, that caution about the risks of breaking the law and counsel to follow the law.

My presentations, in fact, cite examples of physicians who have been arrested, prosecuted and convicted for running afoul of laws in this area. Significantly, much of our work involves companies who call us because they are already under investigation and are seeking clarification about the complex myriad of applicable federal laws and regulations.

Being disparaged because of unique knowledge of a particular legal field is disconcerting, defamatory and negatively impacts everyone’s right to have competent legal representation. We firmly stand by our advice.


Collins, McDonald & Gann, P.C.

Carle Place, New York

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