(All natural. Steroids are natural, right?)
The International Herald Tribune reports that occasional MMA fighter Bob Sapp‘s name has surfaced in a case related to the BALCO steroid probe. If you’re surprised by this news, we can only assume that you’ve never seen a picture of Bob Sapp before today. What have you been doing with your life?
Inland Revenue Service agent Jeff Novitzky has apparently spent his days running down juicers, which makes him a busy man in court these days.
Novitzky said 30 athletes were called to testify before the grand jury in 2003. Novitzky didn’t identify any of the athletes, but testified there was “some evidence” that professional wrestler Bob Sapp — who briefly played in the NFL — bought steroids from Arnold.
What’s most interesting here isn’t just that out of all the evidence against all the other athletes, Bob Sapp is the one who gets mentioned, though that does make you wonder. No, what’s truly fascinating is the use of the phrase “some evidence” in this context. It’s vague enough that it could mean so many different things.
For example, Sapp’s physique, including traps that come straight out of his ears? Yeah, that’s some evidence. His tenure in pro wrestling and his Look-Like-Tarzan-Fight-Like-Jane approach to real fights? Also some evidence.
In the end, though, we tend to think that this video was the smoking gun: