By Jason Powell, Prowrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
The following statement was issued on behalf of Roman Reigns (a/k/a Joe Anoa`i) to Prowrestling.net on Wednesday.
“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.”
Powell’s POV: For those who missed the earlier story, Richard Rodriguez is in jail on charges of running an illegal steroid operation. He claimed in a podcast interview from jail that Reigns and actors Mark Wahlberg and Josh Duhamel were among his clients. This is a strong denial from Reigns. The mistake Reigns mentioned in his statement is in reference to his June, 2016 suspension for a WWE Wellness Policy violation.
Update: The statement issued on behalf of Reigns has been corrected and now properly lists Richard Rodriguez. The original statement sent to Prowrestling.net mistakenly listed “Robert” Rodriguez.
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