Shane Carwin file photo: Sherdog.com
Carwin has been named by a U.S. attorney as one of 22
professional athletes who obtained steroids through an Alabama
pharmacy, the Mobile Press Register reported Friday on
A federal judge sentenced J. Michael Bennett, the supervising
pharmacist at Applied Pharmacy Services, to four years in prison
for his participation in a nationwide conspiracy to sell anabolic
steroids made in Mobile, Ala. He had been convicted on steroid
charges on Feb. 8, 2009, along with the owners of the pharmacy and
the owner of a clinic. Bennett’s co-defendants have not yet been
Applied Pharmacy Services shipped 762,388 dosages of steroids to 17
doctors and clinics from April 4, 2004, until Aug. 30, 2006,
according to court records reported by AI.com.
In court Friday, Assistant U.S. Attorney Donna Dobbins named
several athletes, including Carwin, who had obtained steroids with
The 35-year-old Carwin began his MMA career with a win in October
2005. He debuted in the UFC in May 2008 and fought for the
heavyweight title last month against Brock
Lesnar -- Carwin’s only loss.
His manager, Jason Genet, told MMAFighting.com that Carwin plans to
make a statement at a later date.