No doubt, it will come out that thousands of athletes we know and love have ordered this stuff from just this one supplier. Allegedly, there are a LOT more of these online suppliers in the U.S. alone. Is this stuff untraceable in drug tests?
Too bad for the Angels, who locked Matthews in for 5 years. The players clearly do it for a big payday, like Matthews got - knowing that it will lead to frequent injuries when their bodies break down. But hey - they'll be rich, so that makes it worth it. Right?
Matthews is another poster boy in a long line of them - players who uncharacteristically had monster years (Brady Anderson, I'm looking at you) after years of toiling in mediocre numbers by comparison to their career years. On a TOTALLY unrelated note, I'm just waiting for a logical explanation for all of Carl Pavano's injuries...... I'm sure there's a good one for the guy who signed a big money contract with the Yankees immediately after winning the Cy Young, despite having been a relative nobody for years before. These injuries are always just bad luck, aren't they.
Kurt Angle, a 1996 Olympic gold-medal-winning freestyle wrestler and now a star professional wrestler, received two prescriptions for trenbolone and one for nandrolone between October 2004 and February '05. (Angle did not return messages left with his spokesman.)
I don't want to allege anything, but I'm thinking if they found only three prescriptions for Angle, that's pretty good for him. Of course, that's three in four months - I guess it depends on how much was being prescribed.
Obviously, Kurt was still in WWE during that time frame, and it's also hard to believe he was the only WWE person involved. I'd bet SI has info on more, but only the gold medal winner gets listed. I wonder if the documents will get leaked to the Smoking Gun or someplace similar where we'll have more names.
I'm not surprised he was second on the list. It's not like Jerry Hairston Jr. is even remotely a star, I wouldn't even say Gary Matthews Jr is. If it wasn't for one catch last year most people still wouldn't know Gary Matthews Jr.
There's a MASSIVE gulf between "disappointment" and "failure". Goldberg certainly hasn't set the world on fire, but to compare him to the absolute abomination that was Scott Steiner's initial run is pretty ridiculous.