Well, it was Sean Sherk’s birthday on Sunday. I know what you’re thinking: what do you get someone who seems to have everything? How about a nice extension from the CSAC regarding your steroid charges?
Sherk did not appear before the CSAC panel but his attorney Howard Jacobs requested a continuance for the appeal as he was unable to obtain the proper paperwork in a timely manner in order to thoroughly represent Sherk’s effort of clearing his name and year-long suspension due to testing positive for Nandrolone Metabolite.
With a majority vote the commission granted Sherk a continuance for the next meeting scheduled for October.
“We are going to look at the test results and documents,” said Jacobs after the CSAC granted the extension. “Sean Sherk’s stance is that he did not take steroids. On Oct. 2006, he tested negative for steroids and this recent positive test was a very low level of steroids, so we have to investigate and make sure everything was done correctly.”
Don’t you just love the fact that this continuance was based on the CSAC not providing Sherk’s lawyer with the “proper paperwork in a timely manner”? Here’s where I hate being right … back when Sherk announced he’d picked up Howard Jacobs, one of the top juice-monkey lawyers out there, I predicted Jacobs would drag this shit out as long as possible. Never mind the fact that he’s already making misleading statements regarding the levels of Nandrolone in Sherk’s urine.
Of course, this means Sherk’s belt is once again off the market for the foreseeable future. But hey, who wanted to see BJ Penn fight for the lightweight belt anyways? This is the second time he’s done this. After winning the belt, he immediately took 9 months off to undergo surgery for a pre-existing injury. Sherk actually hid the injury from everyone, knowing that the UFC wouldn’t have given him a title shot if they had known he was going to be on the shelf for more than a year. So thanks again, Sean. You’re single handedly fucking the lightweight division up.