As we covered earlier, Richard Rodriguez, a Miami gym owner who has been charged by the Federal Government with operating a steriod production and distribution ring, named Roman Reigns as an associate of his in a recent interview. The implication was that Reigns was a client of Rodriguez’s for illegal performance enhancing drugs.
In response to the allegation, Joe Anoa`i (Reigns’ legal name) issued the following statement to Cageside Seats and other 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.”
As referenced in our earlier story, Reigns was suspended by WWE for violating their Wellness Policy in June of 2016. The reason for the suspension was never publicly revealed by Roman or the company.