The BALCO scandal also brought fines and suspensions for a handful of professional football players: Chris Cooper (1977 – ), Barrett Robbins (1973 – ), and Dana Stubblefield (1970 – ). Elliot Almond and Peter Carey note in "Bonds, Marion Jones Alleged to Have Received Steroids" (Knight-Ridder/Tribune News Service, April 25, 2004) that Bill Romanowski (1966 – ) was reported by the San Jose Mercury News to have been implicated by Conte, but Romanowski retired before the National Football League (NFL) could take any formal action against him. Romanowski later admitted to having used steroids during his playing career.
Currently, 11% of high school males said that they at least “tried” steroids. 44% said that is was “very” or “fairly” easy to obtain said steroids. 85% of all teen athletes are reportedly not educated on the effects of steroids. This fact is shameful enough, but what’s worse is that 40% of teen steroid users said that they were influenced to do it themselves because the pros were doing it. That doesn’t make it right, but if makes the fact that big name athletes and celebrities are doing it even worse. Muscle magazines (which are usually filled with junk information and ads for products that don’t really work) also played a role. 57% of teen users said that muscle mags helped drive them to take steroids.
I get 2, 4 and 5 and I’m completely natural. I have had people accuse me of taking steroids many times and it pissed me off. It gets me to the point where I want to take steroids just so that I can say “Now this is me on steroids fckers!”. Lol. But nah I get a lot of acne outbreaks naturally and I have had many stretch marks as well as abnormally fast muscle gains. I’m a very lean person and when I stop working out I’m capable of drastically going from jacked to skinny as heck. When I start back up again I blow up quick. Another thing I’ve noticed is my pumps are naturally a lot more intense then the average lifter. Like my shoulders blow up like bowling balls and veins and shreds show up all over them along with my arm’s and chest. I’ve had a tone of people accuse me of taking steroids because of these factors. I also had a relative hug me once and say I was jacked and as solid as steal. He said only steroids do that. (He took steroids in the past) But it is to my understanding that muscle is solid… or at least a lot more solid than fat. At the time I was taking creatine and l-arginine with citrilline malate (which is a precursor to arginine) and a lot of BCAA’s.