Anabolic Steroid Use

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2013

    A Steroid-Using Arlington Cop Has Pleaded Guilty to Tipping Off His Dealer

    The big surprise that emerged from this summer's arrest of Arlington police officer Thomas Kantzos wasn't that he'd been using steroids, nor that he'd once had them delivered to his squad car, nor that he repeatedly tipped off his dealer as a local drug task force was preparing to move in. It was th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2013

    Ten Year's After Son's Suicide, a Father Takes His Anti-Steroid Crusade to Congress. Again.

    Taylor Hooton had just turned 17 when, in the summer of 2003, he hanged himself. It was a shock to everyone: his family, his friends, his teammates on the Plano West baseball team, where he expected to be a starting pitcher the next season. There was at least circumstantial evidence that the suicid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2013

    "I Was Skinny and Had Low Self-Esteem" -- Suspended Arlington Cop Admits to Previous Steroid Use

    Officer Craig Hermans hasn't been arrested or charged in the federal investigation into an alleged steroid ring at the Arlington Police Department that's already led to the indictment of one colleague and the suicide of another. But he was questioned in connection with the investigation and remains ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2013

    Arlington PD Should Probably Start Testing its Officers for Steroids

    Update: Arlington Police Chief Will Johnson agrees. Original post: There were a lot of surprising details that emerged as the feds were filing criminal charges against Arlington police officer Thomas Kantzos. There was the casual way Kantzos tipped off his steroid dealer, scuttling another agency's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2013

    The Feds Say They Busted Up a Mansfield-Based Steroid Ring Last Month

    On February 5, U.S. Postal Inspectors customs agents were doing a routine inspection at the North Texas Processing and Distribution Center when they spotted a package freshly arrived from Singapore and destined for a home address in Crowley. The customs agents opened the mail -- they have the autho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2009

    Rodriguez 'n Romo: Two Guys Who Don't Get It

    After attending the Mavs' shootaround this morning and before heading back to American Airlines Center tonight for the showdown contest victory over the Sacramento Kings, I watched and re-watched this week's interviews with two of America's biggest sporting dufuses. Sorry, but Tony Romo and Alex Rod ... More >>

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    August 7, 2008
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    February 19, 2008

    Needle Point in Allen?

    Today's Boston Globe carries a lengthy profile of former Allen High School cheerleader, gymnast and class vice-president Dionne Passacantando, who, in 2003, started taking anabolic steroids when she was 17 because "she just wanted six-pack abs." Passacantando, who now lives in Bruce Springsteen's Ne ... More >>

  • News

    August 16, 2007

    'Roid Rage

    Baseball's new k*ng swats one close to home

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2007

    Tom Hicks is Always Willing to Bring Up Bad Memories Too

    Juan Gonzalez was on steroids when he was in Texas in 2002? No! Say it ain't so, Joe! Ahem. Eleven days ago, Texas Rangers owner Tom Hicks went on KTVT-Channel 11 and said Juan Gonzalez used steroids during his tenure with the team. Actually this is precisely what he said: "Juan Gonzalez for $24 mil ... More >>

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    September 16, 2004
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    August 19, 2004
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    August 12, 2004

    All the Rage

    A year after Taylor Hooton’s suicide, Plano West Senior High is still in denial about steroid abuse