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Old 07-05-2007, 04:35 PM   #25
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Default Re: 90's Heavyweights

Originally Posted by UpWithEvil
I don't need Wikipedia to know that ephedra isn't a steroid.
I mentioned wikipedia about andro, not about ephedra.

It's an androgenic steroid. All androgenic steroids have some anabolic effect. In fact, it isn't uncommon for physiologists and endocrinologists to refer to "Anabolic/Androgenic Steroids", or "AAS".
The fact is anabolic steroid != prohormone, they are different types of steroids. The letter mentions "anabolic steroid" explicitly.

Yes it was. At least, according to Marian Muhammad of the IBF, author of the document in question:

"Because [Roy Jones Jr.] positive for substance(s) that are supposed to be banned by our organization. Roy took our title into the ring; it doesn't matter who the lead organization was."
The letter mentions no names of what substance Jones tested positive for.

Here is the text of Controlled Substances Act that was in use at the time of Jones-Hall fight. It doesn't mention prohormones, such as androstenedione.

Here is the Implementation of the Anabolic Steroid Control Act of 2004 that amended the CSA, and was effective starting January 2005. In particular, it changes the following part:

2. In Sec. 1300.01(b), paragraph (4) is revised to read as follows:
Sec. 1300.01 Definitions relating to controlled substances.
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(4) The term anabolic steroid means any drug or hormonal substance, chemically and pharmacologically related to testosterone (other than estrogens, progestins, corticosteroids, and dehydroepiandrosterone), and includes:

(ix) 4-androstenedione (androst-4-en-3,17-dione)

And, of course, TwinLabs "Nor Andro Ripped Fuel" DOES contain 50mg of androstenedione per capsule.
Didn't see this version of it before. I guess because they removed it from Twinlab site. But the thing is, that doesn't change anything, as andro was not a banned substance back in 2000, it was only banned from January 2005, see above. And it is not an 'anabolic steroid' again, the letter mentions "positive reading for anabolic steroid". Back in 2000 the definition of anabolic steroid didn't include prohormones.
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