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Batista issues statement on official website denying ties to ESPN story

Reported by Adam Martin of WrestleView.com
On Monday, September 3, 2007 at 8:09 PM EST

WWE star Batista has issued the following statement on his official website, www.demon-wrestling.com, denying a report by ESPN about his involvement with Signature Pharmacy:

"To my fans and friends:

I categorically deny a report on ESPN.com, and repeated by other media outlets, that I am or ever have been a customer of Signature Pharmacy of Orlando, an on-line pharmacy company that is a target of an investigation by the Albany, New York District Attorney's Office.

I am being tested regularly by the WWE, and I am in full compliance with the WWE Wellness Program.

I regret the inaccurate reporting, and I will do all I can in the future to stop any publication or anyone from making such false accusations."