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"The Kinds of People Who Can Put a Bullet in the Back of My Head."

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ESPN the Magazine's Shaun Assael this morning offers his take on the David Jacobs story -- because Assael thinks he has some insight into why Jacobs, who claimed he sold his steroids to NFL players, and his girlfriend, bodybuilder Amanda Jo Earhart-Savell, were found shot to death in Jacobs' Plano home yesterday, perhaps as the result of a murder-suicide. And, yes, Jacobs himself suggested to the writer that people were out to get him, echoing conspiracy theories floating about in the hours after police discovered Jacobs and Earhart-Savell's bodies yesterday morning.

Jacobs talked about no longer being comfortable in public and having to sell his house. In a particularly chilling moment, he said, "The kinds of people I have information about, they're the kinds of people who can put a bullet in the back of my head."

Writer and subject never met face-to-face. --Robert Wilonsky

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