Antonio Bigfoot Silva is still upset about getting suspended for using Boldenone. Here’s the latest salvo from his camp, possibly hoping that things at the CSAC have changed a bit with the departure of Armando Garcia:
Bottom line is that Antonio did not use Boldenone, and it can be proved. If there was a commitment to the truth and the will and humility to admit the possibility of an error. Here are some things that can be proved:
Antonio was using Novedex. The GNC store where it was bought is on the corner of the street where American Top Team is located. Antonio payed with his debit card; so, we should be able to prove he purchased the product. It is known fact that Novedex can produce a false positive for Boldenone. I am sure that deeper analysis of Junior’s urine would be revealing. I am also sure that another urine test with proper witnessing and chain of custody would also be revealing. B oldenone leaves traces in the body for a long time.
There are numerous ways of getting to the bottom of this and they should be pursued because its a guy’s life and career we are talking about here. Mr. [Bill] Douglas talks about everyone else honoring their suspension. Well, maybe everyone else was guilty; but, Antonio is not; and, we will stand by that and face anyone with it, no matter what.
I know it’s all fashionable to plead not-guilty on steroid charges and then maintain your innocence to the end of your days, but Silva’s case does seem pretty open and shut: He used Novedex, Novedex contains ADT, ADT has been known to show up as Boldenone on tests. ADT itself is not an illegal substance. So is Silva guilty or not?
I’m not about to pass judgment on the situation but I do think the CSAC should at least address it and make a decision on what to do in these cases. Instead, the CSAC ignored the facts and simply stuck with the theory that Silva used Boldenone – a theory not supported by the fact that Boldenone has a really long half-life and Silva re-tested clear of the substance.
The fact that the CSAC wasn’t willing to look into the real situation here really does make you wonder what else they ignore and what kind of crazy burden of proof lies on the athlete to get a fair shake. It’s just another example of the kind of bullshit California’s athletic commission is famous for. Here’s praying the people coming into power are going to turn things around, but I’m not about to hold my breath. Neither apparently is Antonio Silva, who’s letter seems like a last ditch attempt to sort shit out before leaving to fight in Japan.