Curtis Wenzlaff, the former drug dealer who sold anabolic steroids to Mark McGwire in the 1990s, vociferously disputed the former Major League Baseball sluggers incredible claim that he could have hit 70 home runs without the used of performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs). McGwire made the claims in an interview published by The Athletic.
Former Major League Baseball (MLB) player Mark McGwire hit 70 home runs to set the single-season home run record in 1998. McGwire also used steroids quite liberally during his baseball career. But 20 years later, McGwire has convinced himself that he could have just as easily hit 70 home runs even if he never used anabolic steroids.
Ben Rothwell, a mixed martial arts (MMA) athlete in the UFC heavyweight division, has been suspended for two-years after testing positive for the presence an anabolic androgenic steroid of exogenous origin in out-of-competition urine samples collected on February 6, 2017 and February 15, 2017. The anabolic steroid was identified as testosterone.
The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) tried to screw over UFC heavyweight Josh Barnett with a four-year suspension for an anti-doping violation. Barnett appealed USADAs decision and won! An independent arbitrator determined that a four-year ban was incredibly unfair. The arbitrator decided that Barnett did not deserve to be suspended at all.
Thomas Davis, a National Football League (NFL) linebacker who has played for the Carolina Panthers since 2005, has been suspended for four games in a first-time violation of the NFL Policy on Performance-Enhancing Substances. The name of the performance-enhancing drug (PED) involved was not disclosed by the NFL.
Jacob Sporon-Fiedler, the founder and CEO of Alpha Pharma Healthcare, has been arrested by police in the United Kingdom. Sporon-Fiedler has been charged with smuggling anabolic steroids according to a statement released by the United Kingdom National Crime Agency (NCA) on March 26, 2018.
Chris Muncaster, a competitive bodybuilder and certified personal trainer based in Sault Ste. Marie, has successfully avoided prison after pleading guilty in a steroid trafficking case prosecuted as part of Project OTamper. The stay out of jail option came at the cost of a $2,000 CAD fine and the forfeiture of a Hummer H3 vehicle.
If you purchased anabolic steroids from Musclehead320 (real name: Tyler Baumann), you were injecting steroids made by a heroin addict while he was high on drugs. The high-quality steroids Musclehead320 was pushing on social media were brewed by an admitted long-time heroin addict with a substantial daily habit.
Byron March, the owner of the Australian-based underground laboratory (UGL) known as Pinnacle Performance, has been sentenced to 4-1/2 years in prison for steroid trafficking. March must serve a minimum non-parole period of 16-months before he is eligible to be released from prison.
Tyler Baumann (aka @musclehead320), the co-founder of the underground laboratory (UGL) that manufactured and sold anabolic steroids using the Onyx Pharmaceuticals trademark, has been sent to federal prison for 10 years. Baumanns attorneys had requested leniency with a 5 year prison stint. But it was not meant to be.