With politicians figuring out it’s a lot easier to do what they want if they just decide not to talk to the media, it was only a matter of time before others got in on the action. Like Shane Carwin, who didn’t quite get caught with his hand in the steroid cookie jar but had receipts for said cookies shared with the world by a federal prosecutor.

That was half a month ago and at the time MMA sites were told Carwin would be ‘making a statement at a later date’. So rather than throw someone under the bus for flimsy evidence like detailed lists of prescriptions and shipping manifests for several orders of Testosterone, Trenbolone Acetate, Nandrolone Decanoate, Stanozolol, HGH, hCG, and Anastrozole, the MMA media waited for that statement.

Which never came. And now:

Some of you are upset because Carwin seems to have gotten away with all this sans the appropriate socially decided level of shaming normally reserved for juicers. And many others are worried that what’s gone on WAS what we as a society decided was shaming. Tis a pale shaming indeed, I say. Back when I was a newb we strung steroid poppers up by the balls – Josh Barnett will forever be a fight leper and Sean Sherk still hasn’t recovered from the gangbang unleashed on him when he tested positive in 2007.

But don’t worry too much. When it’s time for Shane to step back into the cage, even his scary rape stare won’t be enough to stop every MMA blogger and fan from harassing him about the situation. When it comes down to it, the ones that suffer the worst are always the ones who try to deny or dodge responsibility for juicing.