Rapper Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, who was accused of using steroids by the Albany Union-Times newspaper, recently accused boxer Manny Pacquiao of using anabolic steroids in a series of messages posted on Twitter. Jackson was hanging out with his good friend boxer Floyd Mayweather while in Miami to promote the premier of Jackson’s new film, “Things Fall Apart”, at the Miami Film Festival. A much anticipated “super fight” between Mayweather and Pacquiao was originally delayed last year after Mayweather insisted on “Olympic-style” steroid testing.
Brendon Lyons on the Albany Union-Times suggested that 50 Cent may have used anabolic steroids (or at least had them shipped to him) in article that appeared on the Union-Times website in January 2008 (“Steroids Beyond Sports: Celebrities now among those linked to drug shipments“, last retrieved November 9, 2008).
The names of R&B music star Mary J. Blige, along with rap artists 50 Cent, Timbaland and Wyclef Jean, and award-winning author and producer Tyler Perry, have emerged in an Albany-based investigation of steroids trafficking that has already rocked the professional sports world, according to confidential sources.
Records shared with the Times Union and information from several cooperating witnesses on Long Island indicate Blige and other stars were shipped prescribed human growth hormone or steroids — sometimes under fictitious names — at hotels, production studios, private residences, an upscale Manhattan fitness club and through the Long Island office of Michael Diamond, a chiropractor affiliated with the celebrities, sources said.
Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson was not accused of a crime but the revelation created a firestorm of discussion on websites discussing the possibility that Jackson used steroids t build his muscular physique. The Albany Times-Union has made a habit of reviewing private prescription records in search of famous celebrity athletes, entertainers and other personalities who filled anabolic steroid prescriptions through compounding pharmacies as part of the Times-Union steroid witch-hunt targeting Signature Pharmacy and their customers/clients.
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