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WWE suspends 10 wrestlers, no names released

The World Wrestling Entertainment has suspended 10 wrestlers for drug and steroids violations.

WWE suspends 10 wrestlers, no names released WWE has acted on information received from New York prosecutors and has suspended 10 wrestlers for violations of a policy that tests for steroids and other drugs, a statement from the World Wrestling Entertainment announced today. According to WWE, the information about the suspended wrestlers was received from the Albany County New York District Attorney's Office, which is investigating illegal steroid sales.

 The WWE performs the steroids tests four times every year and the punishment for first offense is 30 days suspension, 60 days for second and if third occurs, the wrestler is fired as per company's wellness policy, which was first enforced in 2006. Some reports indicate that most of the illegal steroids were ordered online or by a phone-in.

 Although neither WWE, nor the NY prosecutors have released the names of the ten suspended wrestlers, The New York Daily News has published the following names as the suspended performers: Randy Orton, Charles Haas, Jr., Adam "Edge" Copeland, Robert ``Booker T" Huffman, Shane Helms, Mike Bucci, Anthony Carelli, John "Johnny Nitro" Hennigan, Darren "William Regal" Matthews, Ken "Mr. Kennedy" Anderson and Chavo Guerrero.

 The newspaper also reports that the suspended were clients of Signature Pharmacy of Orlando, Florida - the same company which had the wrestler Chris Benoit as a client. WWE says that they will officially release the names of the 10 suspended wrestlers on November 1st, despite past practice not release the names of suspended wrestlers.

Published on 08/30/2007

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