Mark McGwire only Used “Legal Steroids”.
Professional Baseball Player Mark McGwire never used Anabolic Steroids. This has been confirmed. The product he both was both accused of using-and he admitted to using, was in fact what they refer to as “legal steroids”. These types of muscle building supplements ARE NOT banned, or illegal, nor have the ever been. What Mark McGwire was acused of using was a product shortly referred to as “ANDRO”. Although the chemical name “DeHydroEpiAndrosterone” sounds very pharmaceutical, this is actually nothing more than a product you will find at every nutrition store in America – DHEA. That’s right. It’s sold at Walmart, Sam’s club, Costco, Rite Aid, Walgreens, and just about any other store that sells vitamins.
McGwire became a household name in 1998 when he faced off against Chicago Cub Sammy Sosa as they both battled it out for the MLB home run record. McGwire prevailed, hitting 70 home runs in a single season. Despite this accomplishment, McGwire’s name continues to be mired by the ongoing investigations into steroid use in professional baseball.
Though McGwire has never admitted to steroid use nor has he ever tested positive, many of his accomplishments have been questioned due to his inclusion in Jose Canseco’s book “Juiced.” Pointedly, when McGwire testified before the House Government Reform Committee, he refused to answer several questions while under oath, saying: “My lawyers have advised me that I cannot answer these questions without jeopardizing my friends, my family, and myself.”
While no legal action has been taken against McGwire, he has suffered in the court of public opinion. In his first year of Hall of Fame eligibility, he received less than a quarter of possible votes.
Professional Baseball Player Roger Clemens Accused of Using The Injectable Anabolic Steroid Winstrol-V.
When Jose Canseco published his book “Juiced,” he named Clemens as one of his many baseball colleagues who had expert steroid knowledge. This lead Canseco to assume that Clemens’ improved performance post-Red Sox was thanks to steroid use. While Clemens dismissed this claim, steroid rumors continue to dog the famed pitcher.
Clemens’ name was mentioned 82 times in the Mitchell Report on steroid use in baseball. It was alleged that he obtained amphetamines, anabolic steroids, and human growth hormone from someone recommended to him by former Yankees trainer Brian McNamee, who was a personal strength coach for Clemens. In the Mitchell Report, McNamee states that he injected Clemens with Winsdrol throughout the 1998, 2000, and 2001 baseball seasons.
In 2008 Clemens appeared before a House committee to deny any use of performance enhancing drugs. Citing inconsistencies with his testimony, the committee recommended that the Justice Department conduct further investigations to see whether Clemens lied under oath. A federal grand jury convened in January 2009 to follow up on these allegations.
Clemens’ name has been removed from various charitable organizations, and his Hall of Fame future remains in jeopardy.
Professional Cycler Floyd Landis Tests Positive for High Levels Of Testosterone.
The Legs of Cyclist Floyd Landis, Accused of Using Anabolic Steroids.
After only seven years as a professional cycler, Landis won the 2006 Tour de France. He was considered a dark horse contender, with the assumption being that either Ivan Basso or Jans Ullrich would take the top prize. However, after the two cyclists were forced to withdraw from the Tour, Landis emerged as the front runner. Although Landis got off to a disappointing start, his unbelievable 20 km solo breakaway on stage 17 helped to pave the way for his eventual victory.
Look at The Quads On This German Cyclist !
Landis was stripped of that victory when it was announced that a urine test taken after his epic performance in stage 17 had come back positive with an unusually high ratio of the hormone testosterone to the hormone epitestosterone (T/E ratio). Though Landis’ camp claimed there were inconsistencies with the way the urine was tested, the International Cycling Union (UCI) upheld WADA’s (World Anti-Doping Agency) ruling, and Landis was banned from professional cycling for two years.
The two-year ban ended in early 2009, and Landis is scheduled to participate in the Battenkill Professional Invitational on April 19.
Arrnold Schwarzenegger Was Open About His Love of The Oral Anabolic Steroids Like DIANABOL (Methandrostenolone).
Steroids have often been at the center of the rise and subsequent fall of some of the most promising names in sport. While baseball remains the poster child for athletes shamed by their use of performance enhancing drugs, many other sports have fallen victim to the negative press and increased scrutiny that accompanies the outing of a steroid user.
The following is a list of some of the sport world’s most notorious steroid users. While some have either tested positive or openly admitted to using performance enhancing drugs, others still fall in the “alleged” category. Either way, every one of these athletes have had their lives and careers permanently changed thanks to their involvement or implication in steroid use.
Arnold Schwarzenegger – Professional Bodybuilder
The governor of California has admitted to past steroid use; however he maintains that he only used the drugs while they were legal. In 1999, Schwarzenegger successfully sued German doctor Willi Heepe, who publicly predicted an early death for the actor-turned-politician. Schwarzenegger was awarded $12,000 USD in damages.