Roman Reigns Linked to Steroid Ring Investigation

— WWE superstar Roman Reignss is one of the people named as an alleged client of jailed steroid distributor Robert Rodriguez, whose Miami-based Wellness Fitness Nutrition (WFN) was raided by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) last February as part of a yearlong investigation.

— According to the United States Attorney’s Office, WFN’s client list included “at least 50 customers in the Eastern District of New York” in a massive ring that made at least $10 million in the distribution of illicit anabolic steroids.

— In the early summer of 2016, Reigns was suspended for 30 days over a wellness violation, but his suspension was later found to be triggered by the drug Adderall, which is used to treat ADHD but is banned in all major sporting leagues.

— Rodriguez, currently in prison, mentioned Hollywood stars Josh Duhamel, Mark Wahlberg along with Reigns. He had this to say about the WWE star with the audio clip below (starts around 4:15)

— Forbes has a detailed article on this story here.

He is a very down-to-earth person; however, a situation involved in which … oftentimes when you’re brought to trials — which I was not; I decided to take a plea — however, they disclose discovery. Discovery is basically the proof that they have against you. One thing, one part of the discovery is what’s called tried and true statements, which is basically disclosing everybody whom the investigators or people that were investigating you have spoken to with regards to your company, with regards to you, with regards to any other co-defendants that are associated with the indictment. So that’s one of the reasons why I disclosed him.

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