Originally Posted by sonick
Ah, gotcha... The issue was I thought it was legal in the first place, considering all the juiced up meatheads at the gym you see.
iirc, steroids were the "breakfast of Champions" for a while, until they started showing adverse side effects (don't get Soph started on this one) involved with their usage/abuse. Once the side effects came to surface, they became controlled substances, and the stigma came around, to where even former users started issuing denials. This is just top-of-the-head recollections, fact-checking will probably affirm some points and refute others, but it's late and I don't feel like googling at this hour.
but, if you want to recover quickly, there's nothing better than the 'roids.
And if you're a marquee name whose career is fading, and you don't recover like you used to, and you have too large a financial incentive to walk away, you don't see much in the way of choices. I would be more surprised if Clemens didn't use.