Five days ago, it was revealed that Shane Carwin’s name had turned up on the customer list of a busted steroid pharma company. His shopping cart included such products as Trenbolone, Testosterone, Stanozolol, and Nandrolone. Customers who bought these products also enjoyed Mr Juicy’s Big Time Juicer Juicing Kit and The Idiots Guide to Doing a Shitload of Steroids and Still Passing Piss Tests. Okay, maybe he didn’t buy that book because he was only a customer from January to August 2006, and who knows if he was being tested when he murderized those 4 guys he fought during that time period.
So what’s happened since the guy who was a ref’s whim away from becoming heavyweight champ was outed as a consumer of performance enhancing drugs? Not a whole lot. A statement has been promised to all the press outlets, but it hasn’t come yet. Over at Shane Carwin’s twitter page it’s business as usual, with the only difference being instead of Shane arguing with MMA bloggers about random stupidity it’s Shane arguing with Roy Nelson over the steroid allegations:
Roy Nelson – “Just woke up and was reading the mma news websites and only one had real news ufc champ shane carwin steroids court case. I am surprised that athletes in mma do steroids ;( that explains body types.”
Shane Carwin – “I love Roy Nelson trying to elevate his status by talking smacks. Hopefully he is doing so on a treadmil. Some have rolls he has a bakery.”
There’s only two other interesting comments from Shane regarding the juice:
@danawhite thanks for the call and your support it means the world to my family and I.
@cornflake12z I am fighting that fight currently. Being told I cant I however feel like I should.
First off, it’s interesting to hear that Dana called Shane to offer his support, but I guess when you’re in his position it’s better to live in a carefully constructed false reality where the only steroid users are those who get caught red-handed by commissions. Shane did manage to pass his UFC 116 drug test – not that it means a whole lot when you take into account how flawed piss testing is – and for Dana White to delve deeper into the steroid realm than commissions go would just be silly.
Now as far as being told he can’t talk about what’s going on with the steroid issue, I can’t tell if he’s being a big idiot about it or a genius. On one hand, the silence is pretty damning. Either the answer is “No, I did not order and use steroids” or “Yes, I did”. Or “They were for for my gay rent boy who I hired to carry my bags and not for buttsex.” I guess an interesting explanation like the third takes a while to cook up, or a ‘yes’ with a ‘but’ excuse that sounds as good as lactic acidosis. But on the other hand, the longer Shane sits kinda whistling with no one caring (because sad-state-of-the-world newsflash: no one cares), the better chance he’ll have of slipping out of this situation without getting sacrificed to our confused Gods of Morality like Sean Sherk was.