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Evander Holyfield Worried About Reputation

UNDATED (AP) _ Evander Holyfield is concerned about damage to
his reputation and plans to conduct an inquiry to clear his name
after he was linked to a nationwide investigation into the illegal
sale of steroids and human growth hormone.
The former heavyweight champion says he's fairly certain he
knows how his name came up, but doesn't want to say anything more
until he has all the facts. He hopes it's just a matter of weeks.
The Times Union of Albany, New York, has reported that Holyfield
was on a customer list at Applied Pharmacy in Mobile, Alabama, one
of the pharmacies raided in an investigation based in Albany. The
two owners have been indicted by an Albany County grand jury.
Holyfield, who's scheduled to fight New Yorker Vinny Maddalone
in a March 17th heavyweight bout, insists he's never used any
illegal or banned performance-enhancing drugs. He says it runs
counter to everything he believes about sports and his place in the
athletic world.


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