Hoot’s Corner

Lance Armstrong says he’d probably dope again

Lance Armstrong, the cyclist who was banned from the sport for doping and had his seven Tour de France titles taken away, said in an interview Monday that, if given the chance, he would “probably do it again.”

Armstrong, in the candid interview with the BBC, clarified that if he was racing in 2015, he would not cheat due to the sport’s new culture.… Continue Reading...

Australia: detectives arrest woman on steroids trafficking charges

DETECTIVES from Taskforce Maxima have arrested a 34-year-old woman who is linked to several bikie gangs for the production and trafficking of about $60,000 worth of illegal steroids.

The arrest was a result of investigations into the links between bikies and the supply of illegal steroids.

Police will allege after searching a Wavell Heights property on January 6, they located a steroid laboratory including five litres of Clenbuterol, one litre of anabolic steroid oil, 28 grams of powdered anabolic steroid agent, vials containing steroids, purifying machines, adhesive labels and instructions for producing dangerous drugs.

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UK: Numbers injecting steroids more than double those on heroin

Roid to ruin: There is a muscle drug epidemic in UK

Roid to ruin: There is a muscle drug epidemic in UK

Seizures of steroids soared by 70% last year as gym-goers as young as 15 are using the potentially lethal muscle-building drug.

The shocking stat comes amid warnings young Brits suffering from a form of “reverse anorexia” are taking huge doses.… Continue Reading...

How to recognise misuse of anabolic-androgenic steroids

Body builders and casual fitness enthusiasts may be AAS users (iStock)

Dr Robin Dale discusses the side-effects that might be experienced by users of anabolic steroids.

Anabolic steroids, or more accurately, anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS), are derivatives of testosterone, which have different properties.

The anabolic effects of testosterone and AAS promote protein and collagen synthesis, and increase muscle size and bone metabolism. Androgenic effects are most evident in the adolescent male and elicit the onset of secondary male characteristics in hair pattern growth, sebaceous gland activity and maturation of sperm and libido.… Continue Reading...

California man pleads guilty in steroid smuggling and manufacturing conspiracy

One of the ringleaders in a suspected conspiracy to import illegal anabolic steroids into the U.S. – chiefly from China – pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges  Wednesday in a Portland courtroom.

Landon Britt admitted before U.S. District Judge Michael W. Mosman that he conspired to import and manufacture steroids and launder money that crossed international borders.… Continue Reading...

High school coach duped 16-yr-old student into taking steroids by calling them ‘protein supplements’?

Curtis Tsuruda

A former Donaldsonville High School strength and conditioning coach, whose résumé includes stints at LSU and Tulane University, “duped” one of his students into taking a regimen of steroids in a bid by the coach to regain his status in the coaching community, a new lawsuit alleges.

The parents of the Donaldsonville High student claim the twice-daily pills former coach Curtis Tsuruda directed the teen to take caused their son to suffer emotional problems, including impulsiveness, aggressiveness and depression.… Continue Reading...

Alex Rodriguez works out with Barry Bonds in California?

JULY 9, 2007 FILE PHOTO. EFE OUT

Alex Rodriguez is apparently seeking a blast from the past in his quest to return to baseball after two hip surgeries, advancing age, bruising steroid investigations by Major League Baseball and the federal government, and, oh yes, a season-long suspension.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported Tuesday that Rodriguez has been spending time getting hitting tips at a San Rafael, Calif.… Continue Reading...

Boxer Harry Simon in doping scandal: tests positive for steroids

Harry-Simon

One of Namibia’s most accomplished professional boxers is in hot water after testing positive for banned steroids during an international title bout in Windhoek in September 2013.

New Era Sport has been reliably informed that veteran boxer Harry Simon, who boasts an incredibly impressive CV in the paid ranks, has been caught with his pants down and could be stripped of his belt with the result to be annulled.

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Man arrested in large steroid-trafficking operation

WYOMISSING, Pa. – Police have busted a Berks County man for allegedly running a “big” steroid operation.

James Palmer, 38, of Lower Heidelberg Township, is accused of selling large amounts of anabolic steroids and syringes to customers all across the country.

“Finding this type of operation is rare,” said Sgt. Todd Harris, Berks County district attorney’s drug task force.… Continue Reading...

Carroll College football player gets suspended sentence for steroid possession

Jordan Christopher Jernigan

Jordan Christopher Jernigan

HELENA — A Carroll College football player was sentenced on Wednesday to six months suspended after pleading no contest to misdemeanor possession of steroid pills.

District Judge Mike Menahan sentenced Jordan Christopher Jernigan of Great Falls after amending his lone charge from two felony counts of criminal possession with intent to distribute, according to documents filed in Helena district court.… Continue Reading...