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Roman Reigns Releases Statement On Steroid Ring Allegations

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The latest update is according to Pro Wrestling Sheet, They received a statement from Roman Reigns in regards to a recent interview in which he was tied to a steroid ring.

Reigns says, “I have never heard of Robert Rodriguez or Wellness Fitness Nutrition. I learned from the mistake I made nearly two years ago and paid the penalty for it. Since then, I’ve passed 11 tests as part of WWE’s independent drug testing program.”

We will keep you updated if further information made available.

For those who don't know, The name of WWE star Roman Reigns has been included in a list of alleged clients by jailed steroid dealer Richard Rodriguez.

Bleacher Report has reported on a story involving Roman Reigns being linked to Richard Rodriguez, an accused steroids dealer. Rodriguez, who was co-owner of Iron Addicts Gym in Miami, FL, was arrested/investigated by the FBI for buying product from China and manufacturing and distributing steroids around the world.

Rodriguez recently went on record with documentary filmmaker Jonny Bravo about alleged celebrity clients.

In an audio clip published on YouTube (4:20), Reigns was specifically mentioned by Rodriquez. Other celebrities implicated included actor Mark Wahlberg.



It’s important to note that these are just allegations from Rodriguez and Reigns has not once been tied to the gym or DEA investigation in any reporting.

It’s also a bizarre trio of list of names with Reigns, Duhamel and Wahlberg all being outed.

Reigns was suspended once under the WWE’s Wellness Policy, but that was allegedly over him taking Adderall, not for steroids.

Roman, a three-time WWE Champion, is widely regarded as one of the company's biggest assets, having headlined each of the last three WrestleManias.

He is expected to play a similarly important role at The Grandest Stage of Them All this year in New Orleans.

In any case, WWE has not released any statement regarding the claim, and may not at all being that it is, to this point, one unsubstantiated accusation.

Forbes has a story here about Reigns being named as a client by Rodriguez in the steroid ring. It stated that Rodriguez's company, Wellness Fitness Nutrition LLC (WFN) , had a client list that included "at least 50 customers in the Eastern District of New York." It was noted that the ring made over $10 million in the distribution of illegal steroids and that the organization is being compared to the the Bay Area Laboratory Co-operative (BALCO), which was linked to several high-profile athletes including Jason Giambi, Marion Jones, Bill Romanowski and Barry Bonds.

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