Roman Reigns was suspended in June of 2016 for a WWE Wellness Policy violation. It was reported at the time that the suspension was believed to have been for testing positive for Adderall.
Wrestling Inc. has recently received a statement from Roman Reigns himself regarding Richard Rodriguez implicating Roman Reigns on being a client in a steroid distribution ring.
Here’s Reigns’ statement:
“I have never heard of Richard Rodriguez or Wellness Fitness Nutrition, I learned from the mistake I made nearly two years ago and paid the penalty for it. Since then, I’ve passed 11 tests as part of WWE’s independent drug testing program.”
The DEA arrested Rodriguez and raided the gym in February 2017 following an investigation. It was noted that the ring made over $10 million in the distribution of illegal steroids.
Additionally, here is what Richard Rodriguez had to say about Roman Reigns:
“At the end I’m just trying to clear my name and just make people well aware, there’s a lot more people out there that were involved and are associated with my company that many individuals did not know,” Rodriguez said. “One of them in particular is a very famous wrestler by the name of Roman Reigns. He was originally introduced to me by one of the informants [laughs]. I’ve probably heard his name in the past due to numerous videos that Jonny Bravo has done, and also some including myself on my own channel…”
Rodriguez further continues to say that Reigns is a “very down-to-earth person”.
Interestingly, Rodriguez has also named actors Mark Wahlberg and Josh Duhamel as other customers in the ring.
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