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WWF Steroid Scandal
A lot of people want to blame Hogan for the steroid scandal but I don't think you know what happened. This wasn't about wrestlings selling roids it was about Vince McMahon obtaining steroids for his Wrestlers.
Back in the early 90's news sources began to allege that Dr. George Zahorian III, a doctor for the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission, had been selling steroids illegally to wrestlers in general and Hogan, Moondog Rex, Warrior, Bulldog in particular. Hogan appeared on an episode of The Arsenio Hall Show to deny the allegations. Due to intense public scrutiny, Hogan took a leave of absence from the company which is why he faced Sid and not Flair at WM8.
In 1994, Hogan, having received immunity from prosecution, testified in the trial of Vince McMahon relating to shipments of steroids received from Dr. Zahorian by both parties. Under oath, Hogan admitted that he had used anabolic steroids since 1976 to gain size and weight, but that Vince McMahon had neither sold him the drugs, nor ordered him to take them. The evidence given by Hogan proved extremely costly to the government's case against McMahon. Due to this and jurisdictional issues, McMahon was found not guilty.
Last edited by MANTI TEO; 03-03-2013 at 11:18 AM.