This story isn’t new, but on the heels of “Selig v. Shays 1 – The Mispronunciation Festival On Performance Enhancing Drugs,” we thought it worth sharing. It comes from the folks at You’ve Been Blinded:
Naming people in steroid investigations is the in thing. Every other week, somebody gets accused of or admits to taking the juice. With the notable exception of Sylvester Stallone, the 'roid user is usually an athlete.
The investigation into the Albany, New York-Orlando, Florida Signature pharmacy drug trafficking ring has turned up over 10,000 names.. None more surprising than Mary J. Blige and Tyler Perry. 50 Cent and Timbaland were also named, along with Wyclef Jean, but everybody knew Fiddy and Timb were on something.
The best part of the investigation? Check out the name Mary J. Blige used to receive shipments:
Between August 2005 and January 2007 Blige allegedly received multiple shipments from an Orlando pharmacy of Jentropin, a human growth hormone, and Oxandrolone, an anabolic steroid, in orders sent to her at the Beverly Hills Hotel, MGM Grand in Las Vegas, and Clay Gym in New York City. At least one of the orders was mailed under the name “Marlo Stanfield,” which is the character name of a drug kingpin on the Baltimore-based HBO crime drama “The Wire.”
50 Cent’s is even better: Jackson is alleged to have received shipments of steroids at his mansion in Farmington, Conn. in July 2006 an order was mailed to his residence under the name “Michael Jordan” and also at a residence on Oakmont Drive in Los Angeles. Steroids in his name also were mailed to the office of a Long Island chiropractor.
Curtis Jackson goes by Michael Jordan when he orders steroids to Mike Tyson’s old crib if you like keeping track of those sort of things.. Fif should give performance enhancers to his sales the next time he challenges Kanye West.
We asked THA Pop Culture Editor Young A.T. if this were true, and she confirmed the story:
“Yes it’s true; however, they’re referring primarily to human growth hormone which is being used in some circles as anti-aging techniques, not to bulk up (but for 50, who knows?)
I don’t think Mary J is trying to improve her jump shot.”