Shane Carwin has been named in open court by a federal prosecutor as a purchaser of illegal steroids. As of now, there is little we can argue for (or against) the UFC heavyweight as he has yet to make an official statement.
In addition, the MMA media has been surprisingly low-key in regards to its handling of this recent news. Is Shane Carwin receiving special treatment?
Would oft-maligned heavyweights Brock Lesnar and Alistair Overeem receive the same unspoken pardon? Or would the MMA media have stormed their castles and hung them in the town square?
If Brock Lesnar or Alistair Overeem had been named in open court as a purchaser of illegal steroids (and not Shane Carwin), the reaction would be:
The same. PED's in sports? Yawn, next story please. (602 votes)
More. Lesnar popped for purchasing? It would overshadow UFC 118 -- or anything else in the MMA media. (2338 votes)
Less. We already suspected them so it would hardly be a surprise. Guilty until proven innocent! (479 votes)
3419 total votes