Mark Teixeira, a former first baseman who played 14 seasons in Major League Baseball, said he always knew that Robinson Cano was using steroids. Teixeira made the revelation during an appearance on the Michael Kay Show on May 17, 2018.
Aaron Mueller injected at least six high school students with anabolic steroids at his home while he was employed as a Gatesville Junior High School football coach. Mueller was indicted by a local grand jury on steroid manufacturing and trafficking charges in November 2017. He pleaded guilty in March 2018. Mueller was sentenced to only three years probation on May 16, 2018.
Robinson Cano, a second baseman for the Seattle Mariners of Major League Baseball (MLB), has been suspended for 80 games after testing positive for furosemide in violation of the MLB Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. Furosemide is better known in the athletic and bodybuilding communities by its tradename Lasix.
The Russian Investigative Committee claimed to have objective evidence that Grigory Rodchenkov lied about the country's alleged state-sponsored doping program. Rodchenkov was the former director of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) who defected to the United States and became a whistleblower. Rodchenkov was featured prominently in the anti-doping documentary "Icarus".
Cormac Sheehan, an Irish bodybuilder from Carrigtwohill, did his best to convince a judge that his long-term use of anabolic steroids turned him into a cocaine dealer. Sheehan's defense strategy was based on the assertion that steroids affect a person's thinking and made reckless thinking more likely.
Andrew Brown admitted stealing prescription anabolic steroids from several Boots Pharmacy locations in North East England while he was employed as a pharmacist. Brown pleaded guilty to theft by an employee in Teesside Magistrates Court on April 16, 2018.
Edmonton police detective Greg Lewis has been sentenced to probation of one year and a fine of $7,000 CAD ($5450 USD) for selling steroids to other cops He was also directed to pay a $2100 victim fine surcharge.
The only thing USA National Team swimmer Amanda Kendall had to do was stay mum about her use of a prohibited performance-enhancing drug (PED). Kendall ended up passing her anti-doping controls with flying colors. The only reason she got caught was due to her admission.
Anabolic steroids accounted for almost half of all counterfeit and illegal medicines seized by government officials in Ireland according to the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA). The quantity of muscle-building drugs intercepted has escalated dramatically over the past three years prompting concern among public health officials.
Karl Murray, a New Zealand pro cyclist and coach, has been suspended for eight years after testing positive for the beta-adrenergic agonist clenbuterol last year. The lengthy eight-year suspension was applied due to Murray's history of anti-doping rules violations since 2013.