Sunday, May 20, 2007

Yo, Adrian! Don't Let 'Em Take My Steroids!, Says Sly Stallone

Maybe he didn't know the syringe was loaded? 60-year-old actor Sylvester Stallone was convicted Monday of importing restricted muscle-building hormones into Australia.

The "Rocky" movie star said the incident was a "misunderstanding," but Australian officials seemed to diagree. Sly's group was detained at the Sydney airport for a few hours on Feb 16 while their bags were searched.

Sly was ordered to pay over $10,000 in fines and court costs. The magistrate said that he failed to show that he had valid prescriptions for the dozens of vials of human growth hormone that were found in his luggage.

What in the world does a 60-year-old man need with human growth hormone and steroids? Sly explained that he needed it to stay buff for his upcoming Rambo movie, being shot in Burma. "As you get older, the pituitary gland slows and you feel older, your bones narrow. This stuff gives your body a boost and you feel and look good," court documents quoted him as saying. "Doing 'Rambo' is hard work ... Where do you think I am going to get this stuff in Burma?"

Wanting to look good, feel better, and avoid getting caught short in Burma... those all sound like good reasons. Maybe I should stock up on the stuff in case I ever take a flight and it gets re-routed to Burma?

But I don't want to hazard a guess at what's going on in Sly's pituitary gland, or the rest of his brain, for that matter.

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