It was the best of times and the worst of times for Greg Doucette. The bodybuilder had recently been awarded a Pro Card by the International Federation of Bodybuilders (IFBB). Doucette won the light heavyweight division at the 2012 Canadian National Bodybuilding Championships on August 18, 2012. Becoming an IFBB pro bodybuilder is a dream come true for any competitive bodybuilder. But the dream was interrupted only a few weeks later when Doucette was busted with an alleged $250,000 worth of anabolic steroids. [Read more…]
Steroids in Powerlifting
Andy Fiedler, a former competitive powerlifter and national-level bodybuilder, was sentenced to five years of probation and 500 hours of community service for his involvement with anabolic steroids. United States District Judge Patrick J. Schiltz also prohibited Fiedler from drinking alcohol and using drugs (steroids) as a condition of his probation. But Fiedler was able to avoid imprisonment. [Read more…]
An eight-year veteran police officer with the Clinton Township Police Department (Michigan) was charged with possession of anabolic steroids without a valid prescription. The illegal steroid was identified as methandrostenolone. The drug is more commonly referred to as Dianabol or D-bol. Patrolman Christopher Weaver was suspended from the police force during the course of a two-month internal affairs investigation into his alleged steroid use. [Read more…]
Ryan “The Bench Monster” Kennelly has been busted again for selling steroids for the third time in less than a year. Kennelly returned to jail this month after he was caught sending significant quantities of steroids to Marysville (California) via UPS on August 1, 2011. [Read more…]
The use of anabolic steroids in powerlifting and bodybuilding is generally thought to be pervasive in the sports. In the United States, few major sporting leagues implement steroid testing protocols compliant with the Anti-Doping Code published by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
The National Football League, Major League Baseball and the National Basketball Association have all adopted some form of anti-doping for their athletes but none approximate the “gold standard” of testing published by WADA. Also, WADA-type testing is usually only reserved for sports featured in the Olympic Games. [Read more…]
Ryan “The Bench Monster” Kennelly faces criminal charges in two separate but related cases involving anabolic steroids. In October 2010, Kennelly was arrested and charged with “manufacturing marijuana and possession with intent to deliver marijuana and anabolic steroids” in Grant County. In December 2010, Kennelly was arrested and charged with “possession with intent to manufacture or deliver anabolic steroids” in Benton County. Kennelly holds the World Powerlifting Organization world record in the assisted bench press of 1075 lbs (489 kg) [Read more…]