Friday, May 02, 2008

Soft on Crime in Texas

A federal court yesterday sentenced Plano, Texas bodybuilder David Jacobs, who is described as having run one of the largest steroid trafficking businesses in the United States, to 3 years probation and a $25,000 fine. His former girlfriend and an employee were also each sentenced to 3 years probation and smaller fines.

In agreeing to the sentence, the federal judge in the case noted that the punishment seemed lenient for the crime, but prosecutors cited the cooperation of the witness in defending the recommendation. Mr. Jacobs is reported to have identified supply systems for his operation.

The perpetrator says that he wants to help clean up the NFL. It may be that the NFL, which has taken a head in the sand approach to problems related to both concussive injuries and steroid use, may prefer not to know. Time will tell.

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