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Sherk passes polygraph, no one is impressed

I don’t really want to get into a big debate on this whole steroid thing again, but just for disclosure reasons I thought I’d put it out there that I think Sean Sherk’s positive test for Nandrolone was caused by one of the several hundred different kinds of supplements he takes. Regardless, I still think this piece of news is stupid:

Sean Sherk passed a lie detector test saying that he did not knowingly use steroids. While certainly not conclusive, it can’t hurt his chances at getting his suspension over turned or at the very least reduced.

I’m not a lawyer (jeez, I have to say that a lot lately huh?) but I have watched several seasons of Law & Order, and one thing I can say as fact is that Jill Hennessey was the hottest Assistant DA on the show. In fact, if there was a God and there was a heaven, I would spend my days there engaged in a L&O DA orgy, with Jill taking the lead. Unfortunately my priest said that’s not the kind of thing that goes on in Heaven, and with that my faith crumbled. Now I just have a dark hole where my faith was.

The other thing I learned from Law & Order is polygraphs are bullshit and haven’t been considered valid since the last of the Communists were thrown out of this great nation of ours:

While some people believe that polygraph tests are reliable, there is little scientific evidence to support this claim. For example, while some claim the test to be accurate in 90% – 95% of the cases, critics charge that rather than a “test”, the method amounts to an inherently unstandardizable interrogation technique whose accuracy cannot be established. A 1997 survey of 421 psychologists estimated the test’s average validity at about 61%, a little better than chance.

So I have no idea what the fuck Sherk and his lawyers are trying to do with this polygraph crap. The only thing I can think of is that they’ve identified the supplement that was tainted and are now building their case around proving Sherk didn’t know it was tainted. Of course, Keith Kiezer has already laid out the practical approach to getting cleared of a steroid charge. But I guess since Sherk’s ruling is in California and the CSAC guys are morons, his shark lawyers must think this might work instead.

  • Kris says:

    I think this really needs to be highly scrutinized, polygraphs aren’t allowed in court for a reason. Does it help his case if it’s true? Possibly but I think to me it shows their desperation. I am just happy that we are only a few weeks away from his hearing so we can finally have a definitive answer.

  • Ted Dibiase says:

    i think i hate sherk more than anyone else. lemme check…

    houston alexander, tim sylvia, the ifl, forrest griffin, tito’s big head, josh thompson, pete sell, terry martin, andy wang, elvis sinosic, gay rory, luke cummo, ben rothwell, sam stout, josh haynes, michael bisping, michael bisping’s dad, ppl from england, ppl from new england, kenny florian, ed herman, cecil peoples, jason reinhardt, kimbo slice…

    yep, i think its sher… wait! nevermind. its $kala!

  • Swedish guy says:

    Guess you blog-ahead approach didn’t work out completely, fightlinker… hotlinking tripod images will make you turn into a one-legged midget with erectile dysfunctions!

  • Ruggertenthousand says:

    My take on Sherk is that it is a long shot (100-1) at best that he clears his name whether innocent or guilty being that we are talking about the CSAC. What I do think he has a shot at is negotiating a shorter suspension, maybe six months instead of a year, being that he has good lawyers working on his behalf. How does everyone see this playing out?

  • ajadoniz says:

    Ted, no Koscheck?

  • kermit.01 says:

    Polygraphs are still widely used by law enforcement and other organizations. They are considered a tool, but by no means definitive. I think the average person off the street a polygraph is useful in determining truth. However theres always the compulsive lie, one that a person tells and is able to fool themselves into believing is true. With those people they don’t work. Theres also a few small tricks that can throw off the detector, something as simple a clenching your butt checks during truthful responses can often throw the readings off enough to make it in conclusive.

  • Tommy says:

    Plausible Deniability. There are so many ways aroung things it’s crazy.

  • CageToday says:

    Perfectly said.

    Did you watch All Access Sean Sherk, that sucker was eating more supplements then food.

    Serves him right.

  • marshal says:

    Can you inject Ham with roids before you eat it and catch it that way?
    Can they be transmitted through sweat if you train with WWE stars?
    What is the best way to avoid roids nowadays?

  • Ted Dibiase says:

    yes it is strange indeed, but i dont have hard feeling towards kos. it even surprises me. but i would like to add sam hoger to the list

  • boshy claus says:

    How was he supposed to know whats in his nandro-drink?