Luger & Goldberg Steroid Usage, Rock Prescribed ‘Roids?

Ryan Clark


ESPN.com published an article about Lex Luger. Luger was interviewed and spoke at length about his drug and alcohol abuse, brushes with death and much more. The article notes Luger now walks with a cane. Luger told ESPN: “I was a heartbeat away. I almost overdosed probably dozens of times. I had a really fast metabolism. Part of why Lex stayed so lean wasn’t just drugs. God blessed me with a very fast metabolism. I metabolized drugs quickly. That is not good, but it saved my life a bunch of times. I went in deep a bunch of times with pills and alcohol. I was a pill-popper. And I abused alcohol toward the end, real bad. And I got caught with steroids in my house. I am a convicted felon. I deserved it. And I take accountability for that. I am trying to help others avoid what happened in my life, and my family and friends that I devastated. I dishonored my profession. I dishonored my community, all because I couldn’t control myself and got this sick other lifestyle and drug abuse. I want to help our young kids stay away from that.”

Bill Goldberg appeared on Joe McDonnell’s radio show in Los Angeles on September 10. He said he wanted to kill Michael Vick. When asked about steroids and if he ever used them, Goldberg replied, “I’m gonna have to take the Fifth on that, which will probably answer your question.” Later in the interview, he admitted to using them at one time and how it was a moral dilemma because he takes being a role model for kids very seriously. He said it was tough for him to present himself as a role model and continue to use steroids. He said the fear of being caught and disappointing kids was too much, so he stopped using them. In a Texas radio interview, Goldberg said that dealing with all the deaths in wrestling is really tough. He noted that Curt Hennig and Brian Adams helped him out a lot when he was starting in WCW. “Forget about the wrestling side of it, there were two great men with families.” He said something needs to be done about all this and feels that wrestling needs a union. He’s glad that Congress is looking into things. “It’s time for Vince McMahon to take some reasonability and stop passing the buck.”

According to the U.S. Attorney’s office, a recently busted St. Louis drug operation that distributed illegal Internet drugs called Specialty Distribution Systems Inc. sent HGH to an “entertainer/athlete” who happens to be 6-foot-5 and 276 pounds, reports The New York Daily News. The New York Daily News is also reporting that HGH was sent to a “well-known” athlete in Massachusetts. Prosecutors simply left things at that and did not specifically identify whoever those two individuals may be. Here is the excerpt from the article regarding these two individuals. “But it did provide HGH for such uses, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office. Prosecutors did not identify any customers, other than to say that one athlete was “well-known” in Massachusetts, and that one “entertainer/athlete” who received it was 6-foot-5 and 276 pounds. It was not clear whether the two descriptions were of the same person.” It’s interesting to note that they specifically said an “athlete” and an “entertainer/athlete” received HGH. So well, there’s reason to believe that the “entertainer/athlete” is or was a professional wrestler, especially considering that the individual in question is 6-foot-5 and 276 pounds.

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