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Knox County Mayor-elect Kane addresses recent steroid accusations

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Run-ins in the political world sound way worst than the pro wrestling world.

Scheduled to be sworn as Knox County Mayor this Friday, Kane (real name Glenn Jacobs) is now having to address steroids accusations levied at him by a Pennsylvania man.

From a report this week by the Knoxville News Sentinel, the founder of Protect Our Youth from Steroids (POYS) Al Thompson wrote a letter to the Tennessee Attorney General and the Tennessee Bureau of Ethics and Finance then distributed it to local media regarding Kane.

“In his letter, Thompson attempts to connect Jacobs to WWE’s “rampant steroid use,” saying “Jacobs was perfectly fine with, for many years, surrounding himself with steroid users plus illicit drug and steroid dealers every day while on tour … Jacobs’ duties, as I understand it, will include some oversight over law enforcement in Knox County.”

The story also notes that Mayor Kane will have absolute no oversight over the day-to-day operations of the Knox County sheriff’s office.

Kane response to the letter in an interview with Knoxville News Sentinel was swift.

“I do not condone steroid use or the use of any illicit drugs,” he said. “I think that’s very bad. I’m a bit of a health nut, and I just think it’s just really bad. No, I’d never do that.”

When you’re seven feet tall and weigh over 320 pounds, life on the political scene can be tough for a former Big Red Machine.

Later in the interview Kane again left the door (portal under the ring) for a possible WWE return while he’s Knox County Mayor but said he was more focused on bringing a future pay-per-view event to the town.

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