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Balco Steroids make Bill Romanowski (and Barrett Robbins) go Crazy! says pencil neck

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    Balco Steroids make Bill Romanowski (and Barrett Robbins) go Crazy! says pencil neck


    ALL WORK AND NO PLAY AND BALCO STEROIDS MAKE BILL ROMANOWSKI GO CRAZY.



    Balco thread entwines former Raiders
    By Mark Purdy, Mercury News

    Was it really a mere two years ago?

    Yes. Just two years ago this week, the Raiders played in Super Bowl XXXVII. In the preceding days, they participated in interview sessions held in a huge room adjoining the team hotel.

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    No one looked more uncomfortable in that room than Barret Robbins. No one looked more comfortable than Bill Romanowski.

    Robbins, the huge center, sat at his table and perspired nervously.

    Romanowski, the veteran linebacker, held court with writers and plugged his favorite nutritional zinc pill, distributed by a small Bay Area concern called Balco.

    Today, the two men are out of football but back in the news. The difference this time: Neither is talking.

    Robbins can't. He is in a Florida hospital, heavily sedated and hooked up to intravenous tubes, after being shot twice in the torso while wrestling with police officers.

    Romanowski? He's simply keeping his mouth shut in the wake of a former teammate's $3.8 million lawsuit against him, charging that a vicious attack by Romanowski on a Raiders practice field in 2003 ended that teammate's career.

    The two ex-Raiders also have something else in common. More than a year ago, they tested positive for THG, the magic steroid that was dispensed by Balco.

    Robbins and Romanowski. How easy it was to forget them. They are the Balco lodge members who have flown under the steroid radar as the whole messy case has unfolded. Instead, the sexy baseball names of Barry Bonds and Jason Giambi received top billing -- just above the Olympic stars who were in the spotlight because of last summer's Athens Games.

    But the Balco merry-go-round just won't quit. Now, Robbins and Romanowski must get off and face the scrutiny. It is amazing how one little laboratory, located in a sterile and washed-out strip mall near the San Francisco airport, has produced such trauma and anguish and slime and horror.

    We need to confront all of it, though, and learn some lessons. If you are a parent and can't seem to scare your kids off the steroid temptation -- after the baseball guys were cheered for their home run feats -- take this advice:

    Switch channels. Look at football.

    Robbins is the saddest story in sports. He has a bipolar mental disorder, which played a part in his ditching the Raiders and going off on a Tijuana bender on that infamous Super Bowl eve two years ago. The Raiders stuck with Robbins as he tried to deal with his illness, but cut him last summer, his knee falling apart and the Balco taint upon him.

    Ever since, according to his estranged wife, Robbins' life has been a nightmare of madness. He was hiding in the women's restroom of a Miami office building when police tried to question him and set in motion the tragic shooting. Robbins' wife told ESPN she doubts he even knew he was in Florida.

    No one is saying that Balco steroids caused Robbins' mental problems. But the stuff surely didn't help. In other sports, it is not uncommon to see a player's other demons exacerbated by a steroid hangover. The death of baseball star Ken Caminiti last summer is one example. Another former Raider, Lyle Alzado, was absolutely convinced that steroids revved up the brain cancer that killed him in 1992 at 42.

    Romanowski, apparently, has escaped any physical damage from his THG feast. After retiring last summer, he has done some TV commentary, has played a role in a remake of "The Longest Yard," and has written an autobiography for which he was paid a $275,000 advance.

    But his retirement is about to get less fun. Lawyers for Marcus Williams, the ex-Raiders tight end who was sucker-punched in practice by Romanowski, contend that "steroid rage" might have been behind the attack. By the time they're finished with Romanowski, those glamorous movie roles and television jobs will be much harder for him to find. And let's keep an eye on how his body handles the steroid hangover as he grows older.

    By pure coincidence, the sagas of Robbins and Romanowski have taken such awful turns just as another Super Bowl approaches. But some of us will be there next week, doing those mass interviews. And we will wonder:

    Has anybody learned anything from the heartbreak and idiocy of the Balco lodge brothers? Or is there another Romanowski or Robbins in one of those rooms?
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    I can't believe Romo is being charged with "roid rage" bull****. There are tons of fights in every level of football every year but the media wants to spin this crap as a roid rage incident. People only heard of this fight because Romo sidelined this 4th string tight end (who would have been cut anyways). The other popular one was between Westbrook and Steven Davis made headlines because it was videotaped. Romo also has a track record of doing far more stupid things like offering "pills" to teammates, spitting on JJ Stokes during a game, breaking Kerry Collins' jaw on a VERY LATE hit, so why would this be a surprise LOL
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    Balco make me go crazy too!
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    Well, I'm just happy that the media has made a much larger deal about steroids than the little used Crack cocaine. Noone goes crazy on crack or commits violence over being high or trying to get high. Wait till they start smokin steroids!
    A crazy person does something crazy, a violent person does something violent, Hmmmm- blame it on BALCO!
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    Quote Originally Posted by D_town
    Well, I'm just happy that the media has made a much larger deal about steroids than the little used Crack cocaine. Noone goes crazy on crack or commits violence over being high or trying to get high. Wait till they start smokin steroids!
    A crazy person does something crazy, a violent person does something violent, Hmmmm- blame it on BALCO!
    Preach on brutha!
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    I wonder if people realize the Romo was mentally unstable to begin with. He always seemed a bit off, but was a hell of a football player. I just wish this 'roid rage' bull**** would die, but sadly the uneducated will cling to it. Nice to sue the guy after the fact... . This guy just needs to quit being a bitch and capitalizing on the heat that Romo is getting...what a prick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by D_town
    Well, I'm just happy that the media has made a much larger deal about steroids than the little used Crack cocaine. Noone goes crazy on crack or commits violence over being high or trying to get high. Wait till they start smokin steroids!
    A crazy person does something crazy, a violent person does something violent, Hmmmm- blame it on BALCO!
    You forgot about the part where crackheads steal money from their parents so they can get their next hit, or the gals who give it up for a hit of crack. I bet you'll never hear about "juiceheads" jacking their grandma to buy that D-Bol
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    Pretty soon I'll be robbing banks to pay for my Multi-V, milk-thistle, hawthorn berry, etc.........
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    Quote Originally Posted by UHCougar05
    I wonder if people realize the Romo was mentally unstable to begin with. He always seemed a bit off, but was a hell of a football player. I just wish this 'roid rage' bull**** would die, but sadly the uneducated will cling to it. Nice to sue the guy after the fact... . This guy just needs to quit being a bitch and capitalizing on the heat that Romo is getting...what a prick.
    Yea I remember when he was with the Eagles.. the stories of his brief case of pills.. and strange behavior...
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    barett robins was bipolar and his failure to take meds caused him to become manic which led to his legal problems and bizarre behavior. romo was just an ******* and the roids exascerbated his ****ed up attitude
  

  
 

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