It sent ripples down the wrestling world when WWE suspended Roman Reigns for wellness policy violation back in June 2016 and now it appears that a even bigger controversy is awaiting the Big Dog.
Richard Rodriguez, former owner of Addicts Gym in Miami who was arrested last year for being involved in a steroid scandal has implicated Reigns as a client in a steroid distribution ring.
Rodriguez was arrested back in February last year after a raid from DEA on his gym. He was accused of being involved in a distribution chain which imported goods from China.
After importing the goods they reportedly manufactured illegal steroids in Arizona and then distributed them to their clients in the Miami Area.
Richard took the name of Reigns while speaking to Jon Bravo, who has been working on a special to uncover the secrets behind the Iron Addicts Gym. Here is what the former Gym owner said:
“At the end I’m just trying to clear my name and just make people well aware, there’s a lot more people out there that were involved and are associated with my company that many individuals did not know,” Rodriguez said. “One of them in particular is a very famous wrestler by the name of Roman Reigns. He was originally introduced to me by one of the informants [laughs]. I’ve probably heard his name in the past due to numerous videos that Jonny Bravo has done, and also some including myself on my own channel.”
WWE is yet to comment on the whole matter. The video which includes Richard Rodriguez’s comments can be seen below: