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New CSAC Director Plans to Fix Broken Drug-Testing Process, And Fast

(He told you he was innocent, but you couldn’t see past his enormous head.)

Under the reign of the now deposed and disgraced former California State Athletic Commission Executive Director Armando Garcia, the state’s drug-testing and appeals process ranged from suspect to entirely screwed up and disorganized.  But the new sheriff in town, Bill Douglas, plans to put an end to those days of comical incompetence.  He started things off with last weekend’s Strikeforce: Destruction event.  By conducting absolutely no testing at all.  

Oh, I get it.  Because that will really throw steroid-users off, right? They’ll think they got away with it, but the guilt will eventually overpower them, forcing them to confess their transgressions to the commission and thus circumventing the need for the costly testing process altogether.  Genius!  Except it turns out that’s not really the plan at all, and it’s more of a brief moratorium while they get their act together:

"I’ve cancelled all drug testing across the board while I revamp the entire process from start to finish," Mr. Douglas wrote in an email. "I expect the new and improved program to roll out next week."

So Lina Kvokov gets away with showing up to fight Kim Couture while obviously high on mushrooms, all because the CSAC finally realized what a mess their system is?  Oh, that’s going to burn Sean Sherk’s ass something fierce.

But the good news is that things seem to be turning around in the Golden State now that Garcia is gone.  Perhaps Douglas realized that if states like Florida and Nevada can get their drug-testing done without it turning into a circus, there’s no reason they can’t pull it off as well.  

Antonio Silva is still trumpeting his innocence and blaming GNC for a false positive, and we all remember Sherk’s appeal that was first postponed, then not really heard, before the commission finally decided to uphold his fine but cut his suspension in half, effectively declaring that he was only kind of guilty of taking steroids.

The bad news for Douglas is that he takes over a commission with a legacy of fuck-ups such as that one, but the good news is that it won’t take much to do a better job than his predecessor.  Just don’t date any co-workers, and the rest is all gravy.


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tyler- December 4, 2008 at 10:13 pm
Just look at this guy's fucking jaw.He is one goofy looking fuck.
Anonymous- December 2, 2008 at 2:04 pm
Junior Silva is one odd looking motherfucker!
Jburg- November 26, 2008 at 10:02 am
maybe the reply function is broken?
mayhem420- November 25, 2008 at 12:41 pm
Hmmm... I figured that it would let you reply to a specific statement.
Quess not....
mayhem420- November 25, 2008 at 12:40 pm
Just this... : - )
Surfin Dave- November 25, 2008 at 12:31 pm
Ah, so that's why sales of my "urine without steroids" dropped off suddenly on eBay. I just thought it was the economy.
Shawn- November 25, 2008 at 11:56 am
Yeah, there's a huge chance that he's telling the truth. At the least, the guy deserves a fair day in court for them to look at the evidence he brings. CSAC has a tendency to not be fair in any situation and just stamp their feet and yell "THE TEST IS POSITIVE I DON'T CARE BLAAAAAH." Everyone accused of a crime, or in this case a positive steroid test, deserves a fair trial. I would go as far to say that CSAC's practices are unconstitutional. Technically, they are not a sanctioned leg of the judicial branch but the way in which they make rulings that affects peoples lives is pretty analogous so they should be held to the same standards.
Old, Bald and Irish- November 25, 2008 at 11:54 am
What's this "Reply" button do?
Old, Bald and Irish- November 25, 2008 at 11:53 am
@ "Filmdrunk" and "Farthammer"

I also believe that Silva is absolutely suffering from some medical conditions.

But the fact is that he was (supposedly) found with a specific drug in his body; namely Boldenone. He's arguing that Novedex, a legal drug, causes a false positive for Boldenone.

Just to keep it straight, it wasn't just eleveated hormone levels that got him in trouble.

It's a freakishly-large-he-said-she-said kinda thing now. I'll give Silva the benefit of the doubt. Hopefully, the California State Athletic Commission can get their act together. I don't trust them either.
Goog- November 25, 2008 at 11:50 am
So is that the one and only time he got tested and busted? Because if he truly has the gigantism, they should be able to test him months after his first test and get the same exact result. Every time they test him should be the same. And I'd have to think that if you know you have a condition that could throw off a test like that, you'd say something pre-emptive with your doctors to avoid this kind of mess. Why wait until you're randomly tested and busted to try to explain everything? Eh...

Whether he did or didn't use steroids, he knew he had hormone issues. Waiting to "disclose" like he did makes it suspicious. I'll bet Sean Sherk has a condition, too. And the next guy.
filmdrunk- November 25, 2008 at 11:42 am
I dunno, I'm sort of inclined to believe Bigfoot. He clearly has gigantism. Wouldn't that cause the same kind of elevated hormone levels that taking steroids would?
Farthammer- November 25, 2008 at 11:27 am
I don't understand how you can dismiss Silva's claim that his Gigantism condition caused his positive test. Look at that head and then tell me he doesn't have abnormal levels of chemicals in his body.
Old, Bald and Irish- November 25, 2008 at 11:22 am
Love that pic!

Is that other dude sporting a Fedor shirt?

Silva's fist is as big as that guys head!
Jeffro- November 25, 2008 at 11:13 am
Fuck you Billy Suck Ass. Big Brown Silva is awesome..
Billy Bad Ass- November 25, 2008 at 11:00 am
Silva is a freak. A large, Brazilian, homosexual, steroid using freak.