On December 14, 2007, World Wrestling Entertainment Chairman Vince McMahon sat down with federal investigators from the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform to testify about allegations of steroid and illegal drug use in pro wrestling.
More than a year later, that testimony has now been released (PDF), and it's a fascinating read for anyone with interest in pro wrestling, performance-enhancing drugs, or the way the federal government uses our tax dollars to conduct investigations.
The testimony was contentious from the beginning, with McMahon repeatedly saying "I don't know" when investigators pressed him to answer whether steroids are harmful. McMahon made the completely reasonable point that if the Committee wants to know about the health effects of steroids, it should probably ask the FDA, not the WWE.
Not long after that, McMahon told an investigator who was questioning him to "Stop trying to put words in my mouth."
Congressional Investigators Grapple With Vince McMahon Over Steroids in the WWE originally appeared on FanHouse Back Porch on Fri, 09 Jan 2009 16:23:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.