October 1, 2020

Steroid Commentary

The Real Reason Why the Barry Bonds Witch-Hunt Was a Waste of Money

If you think the government’s prosecution of Barry Bonds was justified because no on is above the law, perjury is a serious crime, yada, yada, yada, then this article is for you. You are entirely missing the point. The pursuit of Bonds was clearly a witch-hunt. Celebrity athletes who use anabolic steroids were an acceptable target. However, the government could have just as easily targeted an “immoral” behavior other than steroid use…

What if the government targeted prominent Christians and asked them about infidelity under oath? What if they prosecuted those Christians who would inevitably lie to protect their community standing and their families? After all, they did break they law – they committed perjury. Would that have been a good use of taxpayer money?

Why is it any different than the witch-hunt targeting celebrity athletes who use steroids? [Read more…]

Why Ordinary People Should Fear the World Anti-Doping Agency

Elite athletes may have little to fear from the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) as doping in sports persists unabated. However, ordinary people should be afraid of how WADA’s increasing influence in national policy affects them.

The United States Government recently mandated that a sports nutrition company comply with aspects of the WADA Prohibited List as part of a criminal plea agreement.

The government did not simply require that the company produce dietary supplements compliant with the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA), the Anabolic Steroid Control Acts or any other relevant local, state and federal laws affecting the dietary supplement industry. The United States felt it necessary to incorporate a moral agenda above and beyond existing law into the plea agreement.

WADA supposedly exists to keep athletes in sports from doping. However, WADA’s dangerous influence threatens to influence laws that will affect tens of millions of ordinary people around the world who are not competitive athletes and have no aspirations of sports competition. They are simply individuals who are looking to feel better, to look better and to perform better with the help of supplements. [Read more…]

Anabolic Steroids for Sale on Don Catlin’s Website

Don Catlin advertises anabolic steroids for sale on his website via the Google Adsense contextual ad service. When Catlin receives a check from Google, some of that money will likely be linked to sale of “anabolic steroids” generated directly from advertisements that appear on his website.

It represents the height of hypocrisy for the founder of Anti-Doping Research to attack Amazon.com for “trafficking steroids” and selling “Schedule III controlled substances” via merchants in the Amazon Seller program when he is guilty of doing something similar.

The criticism of Catlin’s hypocrisy is justified given Catlin’s recent criticism of Amazon.com.

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Lance Armstrong vs. Anti-Doping Movement: Who Is Really Defrauding the Government?

The United States government wants to charge seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong with “conspiracy, wire fraud, money laundering, racketeering, drug trafficking and defrauding the U.S. government” according to Sports Illustrated.

Everyone in the world knows that the goal of this exercise is simply to prove that Lance Armstrong used performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) and make a moral statement that steroid use is bad. [Read more…]

Journalists Who Can’t Spell Deca Durabolin

Would you trust anything written by a “journalist” who incorrectly spells the the trade name of one of the most popular anabolic steroids ever made? A simple misspelling is one thing, but when the subject of your article is anabolic steroids, it is expected that the writer would perform some basic research on the subject matter.

Matthew Kelly  of the Newcastle Herald newspaper in Australia refers to the trade name of nandrolone decanoate as “Decca Duarbulon”. In fact, the commonly used trade name for this anabolic steroid is Deca Durabolin and has been for almost 50 years. Bodybuilders still refer to this drug by its trade name and/or “Deca” for short. [Read more…]

Bodybuilder Toney Freeman Releases Statement on Muscle Profiling in Sweden

IFBB professional bodybuilder Toney Freeman released a statement this weekend describing his recent experience as a victim of “muscle profiling” by police in Sweden.

“Muscle profiling” as suggestive of anabolic steroid use is an accepted law enforcement practice in Sweden that has been used to detain numerous bodybuilders in recent years. The muscle profiling policy has been kept under the radar for the most part up until recently. [Read more…]

Bodybuilder Jay Cutler Avoids Muscle Profiling Police in Sweden

Professional bodybuilder and four-time Mr. Olympia Jay Cutler cancelled his scheduled guest posing appearance at the Fitnessfestivalen in Göteborg this weekend after IFBB pro Toney Freeman was taken into police custody on Thursday. Sweden advocates the controversial practice of “muscle profiling” where muscular individuals can be detained by police and compelled to submit to urinalyis based on the assumption that muscularity is suggestive of anabolic steroid use. [Read more…]

Bodybuilder Toney Freeman’s Muscle Profiling Experience in Sweden

IFBB pro bodybuilder Toney Freeman was taken into police custody shortly after arriving in Sweden for the 2010 Fitness Festival in Göteborg. Freeman, a victim of “muscle profiling“, was detained during an appearance in Sundsvall solely because he was a professional bodybuilder. [Read more…]

VIDEO: Hofstra Law Steroid Use, Abuse and Policy Symposium

Streaming video of the Hofstra Law School “Steroid Use, Abuse and Policy Symposium” directed by steroid attorney Rick Collins featuring Norm Fost, Chris Bell, John Romano, Philip Sweitzer, etc. [Read more…]

Dara Torres Takes Moral High Ground Despite Use of Performance Enhancing Drugs

Swimmer Dara Torres is an extraordinary athlete. The possibility that a 41-year old mother can compete alongside the best elite swimmers in the world with a legitimate chance at winning a gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics is nothing short of phenomenal. There is nothing – no news or revelation – that could diminish her achievements in my eyes.

Having said that, I am disappointed to see Dara Torres publicly assert her moral superiority over other athletes who use performance enhancing drugs. Torres comes across as disingenous if not hypocritical when she decries the lack of a conscience in other competitors who use performance enhancing drugs.

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