Saturday, June 30, 2018

Blind Item #3 - Reader Blind Item

This foreign born A++ list athlete in his corner of the sports world is probably permanent A++ list.  He has been running scared of late as two things have shed unwanted attention on how he reached the top.  A fictional novel that came out last year that had a character based on him and a hack of his medical records by a wikileaks type group both make the same accusation - That he has seriously abused performance enhancing drugs throughout his entire career from a young age and the establishment of his sport has turned a blind eye to it.  Two things that always made people suspicious - His superhuman ability to bounce back from injuries very quickly and his defined muscular frame which is more like a professional bodybuilder than athletes from this sport.

30 comments:

Pokey Blow said...

Joey Chestnut.

LA Native said...

Ha! Eating as a sport, I’ll buy that and a very good guess @PokeyBlow

Donna said...

Cristiano Renaldo and “A Natural” novel out last year? How is this even a blind?

andrea said...

I think I might’ve found the novel, “Trophy Son” written by Megyn Kelly’s husband of all people. Accuses tennis stars of doping. Released last year. I don’t know who the tennis star could be. Nadal?

notthisagain said...

immediately I think christian ronaldo, but who knows

Pastor Dave said...

It was Vitor Belfort. The UFC Phenom

MDAnderson said...

Mo Farah or Nadal

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totaji said...

Renaldo is playing today. But his body is too lean to be like a body builder.

gauloise said...

There was that Fancy Bear hack of British and US Olympians about a year or so ago. A number of cyclists and rowers named

Craig Appelbaum said...

I thought Rafael Nadal too his body is unlike any other in his sport and his rapid bounce back from injury has always been susoect....I can't recall Ronaldo having nearly as many injuries as Nadal

plot said...

Those Fancy Bear docs were a vewy angwy Vlad who saw his Russian pride take a hit when his stable of pro and amateur athletes had their metals stripped for doping.

And his Russian football team is going to get smashed this World Cup.

As said, Renaldo is too lean to be described as a body builder type.

Yeah, tennis has been awash in PEDs for a long while. One of the Williams sisters refused all random drug tests and got away with it, I'm thinking Venus, could be wrong. The bounce back of all tennis players during the high season, with important matches every few weeks, is a tad suspicious in general.

MDAnderson said...

Ronaldo’s body doesn’t look any different from the other footballers. Nadal and Andy Murray bodies look like bodybuilders. Nadal and Serena info were release in the Fancy Bear leaks.

Sd Auntie said...

@Total. He is very cut. Like all he does is work on his abs

Unknown said...

Raphael Nadal for the athlete, "Trophy son" for the novel.

Thonker said...

Nadal had accusations about this for a long time. He used a certain doctor that a lot of doped tennis players used so I think this is a good guess.

Fred84 said...

@plot: Serena has never refused any tests, she only complained about being targeted unfairly by officials. get your facts straight before slandering a great champion

orangesoda said...

Andy Murray's body is probably the least bodybuilder-like in tennis. It's Nadal.

Aoife said...

Funny how there are so many blinds trying to point to Rafa Nadal or Serena Williams doping. For those alleging Serena watch "Being Serena" and get back to me.

As for Rafa he skipped the entire spring US hardcourt swing due to injury but believe whatever floats your boat. When you see Rafa in person you see he is nothing more than another skinny tennis player.

It seems to me that certain tennis fandom(s) are behind these type of rumors.

Sara, Making It Work said...

Nadal for sure has a bodybuilder physique, compared to other tennis players.

gauloise said...

Robert forstemann . He is well known in cycling, but I am not sure about the permanent part, he has been off the scene for a couple of years. he is german

he has a crazy body for a cyclist, it is like a body builder, there is no way this body could be natural, esp for a cyclist, beacuse they are very lean:

https://it.pinterest.com/pin/465418942722982920/?lp=true

Satan 666 said...

@pokey: excellent guess! Hotdogs do a body good 😆

LEANNE NORMAN said...

No way is this Nadal firstly he doesn't have a figure like a bodybuilder people have that impression of him because he use to wear vests when most other male players wore looser fitted t-shirts. His left arm is quite noticeably bigger through the constant practice. Anyone who thinks Rafa has bounced back from injury quickly obviously doesn't know anything about him or his career which has been blighted by serious and permanent knee injuries and multiple wrist injuries which have broken down so many times and none of which would be helped by performance enhancing drugs. He has missed more time with injuries than either Federer or Djokovic. I'm guessing this blind came from a Federer fan because Djokovic doesn't have many outside of the Serbian contingent.

emeraldcity said...

Rafael Nadal .....many blinds over many years on his use of human growth hormones

Don't Mind Me... said...

A "fictional novel"??? As opposed to, what? A true novel?

Geeljire said...

Mo Farah is on roids

bianca said...

Ask Truman Capote!

Bubbles said...

I would like to know what bodybuilder does Rafa Nadal resemble? I've never looked at him and then another top male player and think, wow, Nadal really has such an amazing body compared to the rest of the mens line-up.

And he certainly has had way more injuries and been out of play more than any of his top rivals, so what's with all of this alleged bouncing back?

Bubbles said...

Not to mention, that unlike American sports, tennis is truly international meaning there are different Tennis Federations and Associations by country. Getting every nations organization to collude would be quite a big feat to pull off.

Flashy Vic said...

Who gives a shit if they dope themselves to fuck. Whatever the sport. It's only themselves they are hurting. Let them all do it and see if I give two lemon living shits.

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