A List Of Famous Performance-Enhancing-Drug Using Athletes Not Named Lance Armstrong
Tonight, one of the most decorated bicyclists in cycling history, Lance Armstrong, is expected to admit to Oprah Winfrey—and to the world—that he did indeed use Performance Enhancing Drugs, or PEDs.
Armstrong has already been stripped of his 7 Tour de France titles and has stepped down as chairman of The Livestrong Foundation, the non-profit he formed to help people affected by cancer.
But Armstrong isn’t the first athlete to get caught using PEDs. Here’s a few other who have also “juiced.”
Arnold Schwarzenegger: Before he was the governator, before Conan, Schwarzenegger was a pro body builder. He has admitted to using PEDs, although he claims that at the time they were in fact legal.
Lyle Alzado: Alzado played defensive end in the NFL for three teams, culminating in a championship with the Raiders in 1984. One of the first pro athletes to admitting using steroids, Alzado died at the age of 43 from a brain tumor he was convinced stemmed from his steroid use.
Hulk Hogan: One of the most famous wrestlers of all time, Terry “Hulk” Hogan admitted steroid use helped him get those 24 inch “pythons.”
Every Major League Baseball Player: Okay, not every player baseball, but a shocking number of big time sluggers have been investigated for steroid use since MLB banned PED use in 1991, with several admitting guilt. Among the names on the list of the indicted is Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, Manny Ramirez, and Alex Rodriguez.
- Carlos Delgado, CBS Radio