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Charlie Sheen’s Steroid Use

June 30, 2011 by Sheen Tracker divider image
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There have been many scandals around baseball players for using steroids. People like Barry Bonds and Alex Rodriguez have come under fire for their forays with the performance enhancing drugs. Some members of the sport had even testified in front of Congress. But their goal was always to play a better game. Charlie is no […]

There have been many scandals around baseball players for using steroids. People like Barry Bonds and Alex Rodriguez have come under fire for their forays with the performance enhancing drugs. Some members of the sport had even testified in front of Congress. But their goal was always to play a better game.

Charlie is no stranger to a lot of drugs, but taking steroids to act in a baseball movie? The movie Major League, which premiered in the 1980’s, was one of the movies that Sheen is best remembered for. There is even talk that he might return to it in a sequel even though it’s almost 30 years later. In the original film, he played a baseball player with the nickname of Wild Thing, where he sported glasses and an interesting thunderbolt haircut. Something he had to wear off set as well, which wasn’t always a good thing.

During an interview with SI.com about his love of the sport, he revealed that he used steroids and that they made him irritable. So much so that when guys would come up and make comments or ridicule the hairdo, it would drive him over the edge. He’d wind up in a fight with whoever challenged him. This gave him somewhat of a reputation for being out of control even back then.

But he says he hadn’t taken the drugs to be better at the brawls, but to improve his character’s pitching arm and stroke his ego. Seems with the enhancements, he could push out 85 mph on a pitch, versus the 79 he was able to do before that. Not a big improvement. Later he found out that one of the reasons for not doing better is that steroids don’t actually make you stronger, they just make the muscles bigger. And when the effect wore off, he had issues with his arms that still exist, something he blames on his eight week experience with the drugs which he swears was his only time using it.


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