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April 13, 2010
Scott Siegel, who starred in 'The Wrestler', sentenced for dealing steroids
If you saw the moving “The Wrestler”, you saw steroids in action.  But the truth is, at least one of the main actors obtained his beefed up look by using steroids – for real.  And he is now paying a real life price for his behavior. Don

The muscle-bound actor who portrayed a steroid dealer in the 2008 hit film “The Wrestler” got body slammed with a 63-month prison sentence Monday for distributing non-cinematic steroids and taking cops on a destructive 30-minute chase as he evaded arrest.

Scott Siegel of New Rochelle fled from DEA agents in his Cadillac Escalade on the night of Feb. 18, 2009, crashing through fences, ramming into police vehicles, and nearly running down several of his pursuers.

“He has a history of anxiety and depression,” said Siegel’s attorney, Barry Levin. “Between that and the self-medication of steroids, he had what you might call a “'roid rage.”

After Siegel was subdued, agents found a mountain of anabolic steroids in his home that dwarfed the small stash of drugs he sold to Mickey Rourke‘s lead character in a memorable locker-room scene of the 2008 film. Last October, Siegel pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute anabolic steroids and two counts of assaulting, impeding and interfering with officers in the performance of their official duties.