Dick Butkus Promotes EAS as 100% Steroid-Free Supplement Line

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Pro Football Hall of Famer Dick Butkus was seen promoting EAS Sports Nutrition as the first certified steroid-free supplement line during the IDEA World Fitness Convention in Los Angeles according to BigLeadSports. Butkus is also the founder of an “anti-steroid” education program called “I Play Clean” where he teaches young people about the dangers of steroids.

Given that EAS is a major financial supporter of the “I Play Clean” campaign, it makes sense that Butkus supports anti-doping efforts to eliminate steroids and performance-enhancing drugs from competitive sports while promoting the use of EAS supplements. Unfortunately, “training hard, eating well and playing with attitude” while taking EAS supplements won’t allow athletes to achieve similar results to steroids, all things being equal, no matter how much Butkus would like to believe it.

At best, athletes may be assured that they will avoid inadvertently consuming a banned substance when using EAS supplements. The big pharmaceutical company Abbott Laboratories has paid two of the largest anti-doping, supplement-testing organizations to certify that the entire line EAS supplements is free of any type of anabolic steroids or other illegal, banned or prohibited performance-enhancing drug. Abbott Laboratories owns EAS.

EAS has gone from a company whose high-profile CEO once published information on how to use and how to smuggle steroids to a company that has partnered with a high-profile anti-steroid crusader who talks to teenagers about the dangers of steroids. EAS has gone from a company that once sold legal steroid androstenedione to a company that repositioned itself as a company selling certified steroid-free supplements to athletes. (“Andro” was placed on the World Anti-Doping Agency prohibited substance list and legally reclassified as a banned anabolic steroids by 2004.) The transformation of EAS is complete.


Janoff, B. (August 13, 2011). Dick Butkus Talks Tough About Steroids, HGH, The NFL’s Future. Retrieved from