As the Syringe Turns

The New York Times reported on Wednesday that Rafael Palmeiro’s positive steroid test was for stanozolol, a powerful anabolic steroid that is not available in dietary supplements.

Stanozolol, known by its brand name, Winstrol, was most notably linked to the Olympic sprinter Ben Johnson of Canada, who was stripped of a gold medal in 1988 after testing positive for that steroid.

Palmeiro said Monday that he had never intentionally taken steroids, but that statement lacks credibility. Stanozolol does not come in dietary supplements and is among the most popular steroids on the market. It can be ingested or injected and usually remains in a person’s system for at least a month.

Bottom line: You can’t go into GNC and ask for stanozolol.

I am really ashamed of Palmeiro. I wish he would come out and tell us the truth. Stop hiding behind lawyers and agents, Raffy. We all want answers.

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