Big Show & Ric Flair Linked To Steroid Scandal

Ryan Gray

The following is an excerpt from an article in today’s Palm Beach Post linking Ric Flair and Paul Wight to receiving packages from a Tampa drug clinic.

In 2003, the Hillsborough County sheriff arrested and charged John Todd Miller with posing as a doctor and running a Tampa medical clinic that allegedly supplied wrestlers, law enforcement officers and businessmen with anabolic steroids. The case was dropped because of a lack of evidence, but the case file shows how wrestlers might obtain drugs.

Misty Waldo, an employee of the clinic, told detectives that when she was hired, she was told to expect to see wrestlers at the clinic. Waldo said she sent overnight “packages” to Paul Wight, formerly known as “The Big Show” in the WWE, and Richard Fliehr, a top star whose professional name is Ric Flair. Investigators didn’t specify the contents of those packages.

Wight did not return a message Wednesday. The WWE, Flair’s employer, did not respond to a request for comment.

In documents filed by investigators, former University of North Carolina wrestler T.J. Jaworsky said he was introduced to Miller by Flair two years prior for help in healing a sports injury and that he paid $1,200 per “cycle” for unspecified drugs. Flair called Jaworsky “everything I’d want my kid to be” in his 2004 book, To Be The Man. Contacted recently, Jaworsky said he hadn’t talked to Flair in more than two years and he doesn’t remember Miller. “It happened so long ago,” Jaworsky said.

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