In the second largest steroid bust in United States history, a multi-jurisdictional task force including members of the IRS, DEA, and FDA made 53 arrests ending this morning at 4.30 AM. According to DEA spokesperson Rusty Payne, 53 people have been arrested and charged with various steroid, growth hormone, and related drug offenses in the Southern District of Texas, and 22 will additionally face Federal charges. The investigation began in ‘06 with a smaller bust that ultimately led authorities to the arrests made today.
"It's Yates, you fool! His thickness and grainy conditioning eclipse anything anyone has seen before!" I yell back.
"Next to anyone but Ronnie, he would be the greatest, Palumbo asserts, his normally relaxed demeanor taking on a noticed edginess."
"You were wrong about that girl in LA with the Adam's apple and you are BOTH wrong about this," Romano throws in, pushing an angry index finger into Palumbo's chest. "Once we see Victor back at 100% he will redefine the sport."
Another IFBB New York Pro show is in the bag and, as is always customary in New York City, it was a freak show to remember. However, as far as freak shows go, this was not the end-all to end-all. Prior to the show, on paper, it appeared as though the line-up would be dense, difficult to judge, and pretty incredible to watch. All three appeared to be true. In fact, I can tell you it was pretty incredible to watch, especially since our good friend Evan Centopani won the show. In doing so, this great young hopeful cemented his bright future career by starting off with a win.
I was sitting with IFBB Pro Branch Warren one day talking about a Planet Fitness gym he trained at once while on the road. Apparently, as the story goes, he was using too much weight and making too much noise while he trained and they asked him to leave. Now, when you think about that scenario you just have to scratch your head. How can a bodybuilder-- a top ranked IFBB Pro bodybuilder-- be asked to leave a gym for training like a bodybuilder?
This Saturday New York City is playing host once again to the IFBB New York Pro. For some reason this show -- even way back when it was called the Night of Champions - has always been a freak attraction. And that's what the New York crowd wants. This year, true to form, a freak show is coming to Tribeca Performing Arts Center. The line-up is not only impressive in the open class, but the Under 202 class looks just as lethal. Starting with EDUARDO CORREA from Brazil. Many of you remember Eduardo as the winner of 2nd Cyber Classic that Dave and I put on for that other magazine/website we worked for. Eduardo also won the Arnold amateur contest held the same weekend. And, more recently, he won the 202 class at Jim Manion's Pittsburgh Pro.