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Carwin Named in Federal Steroids Case, Newspaper Report Says


The name of former UFC interim heavyweight champion Shane Carwin appeared on a list of 22 professional athletes federal prosecutors allege obtained steroids from a Mobile, Ala.-based pharmacy between 2004-06, according to an internet report published on Friday by the Mobile Press-Register newspaper.

Carwin was among seven athletes – including pro wrestlers Kurt Angle and “Hardcore” Bob Holly as well as four professional bodybuilders – named by Assistant U.S. Attorney Donna Dobbins at the sentencing of Alabama pharmacist J. Michael Bennett. Bennett, one of five men recently found guilty of "participating in a nationwide conspiracy to illegally sell anabolic steroids," was sentenced to four years in prison, according to the report.

Court records also referenced a half-dozen other bodybuilders, seven pro wrestlers and two professional baseball players by only their initials, according to the Press-Register.

Prosecutors referred to Bennett, a supervising pharmacist, and his co-defendants –  the owners of Mobile’s Applied Pharmacy Services and another anti-aging clinic owner — as "drug dealers in lab coats" and court records said the men “shipped 762,388 dosages (of steroids) to 17 doctors and clinics from April 4, 2004, until Aug. 30, 2006.”

The four other men will be sentenced at a later date and U.S. District Judge Ginny Granade implied they could receive stiffer penalties than Bennett, the report said.

It is unknown if legal action will be pursued against any of the athletes named in the case.

From the Press-Register story:

“They contended that Bennett played a key role in an enterprise involving rogue doctors and health clinics across the country who used the compounding pharmacy to supply healthy adults with dangerous steroids.  Some of those substances were veterinary drugs approved only for use in livestock.
‘These are steroids for horses and cows, not for young people and humans,’ Assistant U.S. Attorney Dobbins said.”

(UPDATE: MMA reports Carwin’s agent, Jason Genet, said his client "had no comment, but plans to make a statement at a later date.")

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KarmaAteMyCat- August 16, 2010 at 11:26 am
See now thats fucking funny shit right there. Karma at its best. It's really to bad like 60 to 70% of the sport does steroids and it's fairly pathetic if you ask me. I love how the people who licked Carwins ass clean before the Brock fight are all surprised and astonished. I think something should be done to said athletes in the above list I mean after all there is a Congressional Manhunt on Lance Armstrong lets throw Carwin and company into the mix.
rockhuddy- August 15, 2010 at 6:44 pm
@ jsd (top of page 2): No, I've never used. Your argument about steroids being "bad" is circular; they bad because they're illegal, and they're illegal because they're bad. I shouldn't have to point out that the decisions of governments are arbitrary and bewildering, and this is no exception. Certainly abuse of steroids can be harmful, and there are some adverse side effects even with intelligent use, but they're no worse than what you find with many legal medications.

@ fbf: Your point about dosage control, smart use, etc. is well taken, but my personal view on that is that everyone should be on their own. I do not support any regulation or control on the market; in my perfect world, people that want steroids go to the doctor, get a prescription with little hassle, and use them under the supervision of that doctor. If some are idiots and want to play around with stuff they bought from the guy at the gym, that's their own fault and frankly should be no concern of ours. I should point out that the latter behavior is what you find when substances are banned- people still use them, they just use them unsafely. When substances are legalized most of the negatives associated with them go away.

@ ghostboner: As far as I know, the only substance that cause bone and organ enlargement is human growth hormone. Most fighters probably do not use HGH because of the weight classes, unless they're trying to go up. It's mainly used in bodybuilding. Tito would be dumb enough though.
Savageleto- August 15, 2010 at 6:37 pm
@ FatbellyFrank - Yes sir. % doubled is proof- The highest they sell is 191 proof- but that instantly sets your balls on fire when it hits your tongue...

74 proof rum sounds like a fine mixing, on a hot day sort of rum... will have to keep an eye out and get some of that if I ever see it in the states.
fatbellyfrank- August 15, 2010 at 6:28 pm
Yeah, straight rum,no thanks, (well maybe a little nip once in a blue moon) I'd have to change my name to PickledFrank!
ghostboner- August 15, 2010 at 6:22 pm
@FBF - Rum and coke - ok then that brings you back to the human realm. Don't know where to find this Bundaberg nectar in my neck of the woods but I will be checking.

And if a gargantuan cranium = PED abuse, then Tito must have been putting that shit on his wheaties.
fatbellyfrank- August 15, 2010 at 6:02 pm
@ rearnaked, interesting point, as you say, our CP experts advise larger skulls indicate PED use, which begs the question, how much fucken steroids must Tito have done?
fatbellyfrank- August 15, 2010 at 5:53 pm
@ Savageleto, just checked the label its actually 37%, does that make it 74 proof?
90proof seemed a bit high so had to double check
rearnakedchickenchoke- August 15, 2010 at 5:13 pm
1. Anyone who is not significantly more muscular than 5-10 years ago - when they were under 25 OR prior to doing MMA full time and training 5-10 hours a day is CLEARLY juicing.

2. Anyone who is bigger than me, sitting behind my computer 10 hours a day programming and reading about MMA is CLEARLY juicing.

Who needs retarded statements about head size to make idiotic, unfounded claims?
Savageleto- August 15, 2010 at 4:48 pm
47% is 94 proof.
fatbellyfrank- August 15, 2010 at 3:54 pm
@ Boner, sorry that should have read rum and coke, and Bundabergs only about 47%, yeah, definitely not quenching my thirst with straight rum, or I can reccomend Cane Cutters Cordial, Bundaberg rum and Pineapple juice over Ice, als o very refreshing but a bit too sweet for my liking
ghostboner- August 15, 2010 at 2:56 pm
FBF - A tall glass of bundaberg rum??? On a hot day? Is the term "rum" figurative, or are you swilling 80-90 proof on the rocks to quench your thirst? You must be a hardcore mofo. I will look for the cuatro equis. If I worked in advertising I would figure a way to make an ad where we pointed out that XXXX has two more Xs than Dos Equis, and therefore our spokesman is twice as interesting as the most interesting man in the world. I will have to see if I can find any Cascade or XXXX or Mercury Draught. I love brew samplin, so thanks for the info there FBF. You are a gentleman and a scholar!
andoy162- August 15, 2010 at 8:33 am
yikes. .. . .
Loretta Cunt- August 15, 2010 at 6:03 am
anybody not using some form of steroid in the ufc should start.
it was truly sad seeing people try to defend sherk after his failed drug test. the first time i saw that dude i was like wow look at this little roid monster. most fighters are using! bottom line just don't get caught. there is so much time between fights in the ufc it is real easy to dose after fights to heal up and get in shape with plenty of time left to test clean before the next fight arrives.
Robocop Didnt Tap- August 15, 2010 at 5:45 am
and I always thought that Eddie Sanchez would be the next HW to get popped for using the needle. I mean, with a body like that, it's so obvious.
fatbellyfrank- August 15, 2010 at 4:16 am
@ Boner, I haven't seen Foster's for about a dozen years or more, but I'm in Queensland, and Fosters is a Victorian beer. Theres a few really popular Brands, and they have various different names and labels, varying strengths, but most large volume sales Aussie beers are lager and Pilsner style brews, some good, some not so good. There are great little breweries around the country that do all sorts, I was in Fremantle W.A. a few months ago and they have some great pub breweries down there.
Personally, these days i drink a Tasmanian Cider called mercury Draught, its a good apple cider, full strengh so full flavour, i can drink em til the cows come home and dont get the beer bloat, which is very fucken cool, I also love an icy cold tall glass of bundaberg rum over a shitload of ice, Fucken beeeyutiful on a hot day, and here in Tropical North Queensland we get heaps of hot days.The occasional bowl of tasty local bush grown produce also helps.
For an Aussie beer, try Cascade premium Lager, see what you think, and of course, as a patriotic Queenslander, I must recommend a XXXX, I dont mind a cuppla XXXX Golds on a hot day either
ghostboner- August 15, 2010 at 3:47 am
FBF what is the beverage of choice down there? I'm sure it isn't really Fosters...
fatbellyfrank- August 14, 2010 at 10:54 pm
^ Havent seen it, but I'll keep an eye out, Mrs fatbelly prefers I dont have to much rum in the house, but as a patriotic Queenslander, I have to have abottle of Bundaberg rum on hand at all times.
KingZipperhed- August 14, 2010 at 10:27 pm
oh and you should try tanduay dark rum its philipino rum we dont get it up here in canuck land but my buddy married one and gets that stuff every once and a while im guessing you might be able to find it down under youre alot closer absolute awesomeliciousness
KingZipperhed- August 14, 2010 at 10:24 pm
cool brother on my way
fatbellyfrank- August 14, 2010 at 10:10 pm
@ Kingzipper, picked up on that one my friend, and yeah Bloodyelbow sux sweaty, pimply balls, and Captain Morgan is sweet sweet nectar, I love dark rums myself, and check out the Strikeforce chicks fighting post, CC put up some fucken hilarious shit over there as well.

Potato nation Happy nation, see how good life can be when you drink!
KingZipperhed- August 14, 2010 at 10:05 pm
but in other news my fightpickers are looking fuckin sweeeeeeeeet woop woop
KingZipperhed- August 14, 2010 at 10:03 pm
damn i should of read the earlier posts ccman beat me to the in other news gag damn i banned myself from potato for today cuz i missed the fights last night ( damn you captain morgans you are so fucking delicious) so i recorded a repeat of it and i didnt want to go on here until i watched them now im trying to get caught up sorry cc :(
KingZipperhed- August 14, 2010 at 9:56 pm
and you have made me snort milk out my nose once fucker ehl oh ehl smiley face
KingZipperhed- August 14, 2010 at 9:53 pm
hi frank no i wasnt talking about you guys just talking bout the article
KingZipperhed- August 14, 2010 at 9:51 pm
and jake shieldzzzz is boring