After rummaging through Major League Baseball, an Albany-based steroid investigation has pointed out entertainment icons 50 Cent and Mary J. Blige as possible steroid or human growth hormone users or receivers.
The extensive report also indicated that producers Wyclef Jean and Timbaland, and actor/director Tyler Perry, are among tens of thousands of people who may have been in contact with the hormonal drugs. However, law enforcement officials have said there is no evidence that the entertainers violated any laws.
Rather, the probe is after the anti-aging clinics, pharmacists and doctors who prescribed the drugs. Records shared with Albany, New York's Times Union and information from several cooperating witnesses on Long Island reveal that steroids or human growth hormone drugs were shipped to hotels, studios, private residences and a Manhattan fitness club through the Long Island office of Michael Diamond. Diamond, who has not been accused of violating any laws, helps run an anti-aging program at Clay Gym in Manhattan.
The Times Union has reported that in addition to stars and professional baseball players, the probe has also exposed allegations of steroid use by salaried wrestlers, NFL figures, police officers, prison guards, top-ranking body builders and people with ties to high school and college wrestling programs.