- Rodney St Cloud arrested
A firefighter who is also a bodybuilder and moonlights as a stripper was arrested Wednesday when Customs officers discovered a box from China containing $347,000 worth of anabolic steroids [and human growth hormone] addressed to him, law enforcement officials said.
Police charged Rodney St. Cloud, 30, with criminal possession of a controlled substance.
“It updates the list of illegal dangerous substances being marketed as performance ?enhancers? and increases the potential penalties for those who traffic them within 1000 feet of a sports facility. “
Concerned about growing steroid use at the high school level, a [Florida] House panel said Monday it’s time to require random drug testing for prep athletes.
Push for Steroid Testing in Schools, Florida Today
Archive for March, 2004
Results of the 2004 Grand Prix Australia held March 20 in Melbourne
- Dexter Jackson
- Chris Cormier
- Markus Ruhl
- Jaroslav Horvath
- King Kamali
Complete results at MuscleMemory.
The results of the IFBB San Francisco Pro Invitational
1. Dexter Jackson
2. Lee Priest
3. Krisna Dim
4. Gustavo Badell
5. Ahmad Haider
Complete results at MuscleMemory
The Governor of California took time from his state’s deepening fiscal crisis last weekend to preside over a body building contest.
Never mind that the guy who won the event, the prize for which included a Hummer and $100,000, looked as natural as a taxidermy exhibit. [...]
By coming to Columbus last weekend, the Governor admirably refused to ignore his roots. But the ground is starting to shift underfoot. Things are starting to get messy. It’s time for Arnold to get it.
[this must be written tongue-in-cheek]
Conspicuously absent from the proceedings was Caleeeefornia governor Arnold “First Terminator” Schwarzenegger. According to Sacramento insiders, Arnold was busy examining results from the steroid tests that should have been administered at last weekend’s Arnold Classic bodybuilding competition.
While not guilty of steroid use until the phantom testing is completed, it has been alleged that several Arnold Classic competitors strained muscles in their ears and lips during posedowns.
News items found elsewhere:
- New grand jury convened in Iowa, Milos Sarcev’s home raided
The grand jury subpoenas were served last week in the Greater Columbus Convention Center [during the Arnold Classic]. The subpoenas require the recipients to testify later this month, Collins said. The attorney said he believes at least five bodybuilders received subpoenaes.
Governor Schwarzenegger, a self-confessed former steroid user (it was both legal and common practice when he used it), wants to clean up bodybuilding now. Recently named executive editor of Flex and Muscle, and Fitness magazines, he spoke to reporters on the steroid topic.
He admitted that he used steroids to bulk up, but is now vowing to use his new position as editor of a muscle magazine to push for an end to steroid use in the sport, the San Jose Mercury News reported on Sunday.
Just look at the mutant creatures on the covers of bodybuilding magazines and tell me anabolic steroids don’t work.
Read Senator Joe Biden’s editorial in USA Today: Baseball drug testing needs to get beyond first base. In it he states:
…one immediate way to restore integrity to the game is to ban over-the-counter steroid precursors such as androstenedione and tetrahydrogestrinone, better known as ”andro” and ”THG.” These drugs are just as bad as anabolic steroids.
First, THG is not sold over-the-counter. THG is the designer steroid in the Balco controversy. It is already considered a controlled substance. Andros and other pro-hormones are sold over-the-counter at most every health food store in the country. But how is banning adros going to clean up baseball? Up till now, there has been no testing for steroids in Major League Baseball. Real anabolic steroids are readily available everywhere. No athlete would choose to take a pro-hormone when everyone else is taking the real thing. The only reason to claim to have used one of the andros is as a cover for the use of real anabolic steroids. That’s why other sports organizations that ban the use of steroids also ban the use of pro-hormones.
If baseball needs to clean up its act, then let baseball do it. It is not a role for the federal government.
Biden again calls for the passage of S 1780. This bill will make all pro-hormones and hormone precursors schedule C-III controlled substances. This bill will outlaw all andro products, as well as supplements such as DHEA and 7-KETO DHEA. Read why this is a bad thing here. (note the bill has a new number)
If you live in the USA, please write your US Senators NOW. Tell them to vote NO on S 1780. Its especially important to write your senator if he/she is a member of the Judiciary Committee. Tell them to instead support S 1538.
Please do not delay!
I decided it was too difficult editing my own RSS XML file, so I’ve installed new blog software on the Musclememory site. The syndication address remains the same. You may see old items reappear.
I am interested in getting others to contribute blog entries. It would not be the free-for-all that many mailing lists, newsgroups and other forums quickly become, but postings of things in the news, or perhaps essays about bodybuilding’s past, or even reminders of upcoming contests. If you would like to contribute, please contact me.