When asked by Inside Pulse to comment on the SI.com story on steroids and HGH, WWE head of communications Gary Davis sent the following statement to us via email:
“All of the allegations set forth in a recent SI.com article mentioning WWE predate the initiation of WWE’s current Talent Wellness Program. This WWE program prohibits the use of performance enhancing drugs, as well as other prescription drugs which can be abused, if taken for other than a legitimate medical purpose pursuant to a valid prescription from a licensed and treating physician. For purposes of WWE’s policy, prescriptions obtained over the Internet and/or from suppliers of prescription drugs from the Internet are not considered to have been given for a legitimate medical purpose.”
These comments are virtually the same as those given to SI.com for its story. We’ll have more on this story as it is available.