WWE star Roman Reigns issued a statement on Wednesday evening responding to steroid allegations by former owner of the Iron Addicts Gym in Miami.
Richard Rodriguez, who was arrested last February by the DEA, named Reigns as one of his former clients who he distributed steroids to. Rodriguez made the claim to filmmaker Jon Bravo, noting other high level clients such as actors Mark Wahlberg and Josh Duhamel.
He alleges the “A-list celebrities” would have the drugs delivered under a different name to prevent any direct identification. Rodriguez, now in prison, revealed the names as part of a lawsuit in New York state as three of “50 customers” that generated over $10 million.
Reigns issued the following statement to various wrestling media outlets:
“I have never heard of Richard Rodriguez or Wellness Fitness Nutrition. I learned from the mistake I made nearly two years ago and paid the penalty for it. Since then, I’ve passed 11 tests as part of WWE’s independent drug testing program.”
Reigns is referring to his suspension from WWE last June.