And back into the ol’ rumor mill we go…. According to sources familiar with the situation, Shawne Merriman was busted on the US/Canadian Border by customs the night before the start of Bills Training Camp with a cache of Steroids.
via Buffalo Sports Daily:
According to a reliable source close to the situation, Buffalo Bills linebacker Shawne Merriman was busted for carrying steroids near the United States border late Thursday night, July 28 on the eve of Bills’ training camp.
According to the source, while trying to cross Canada back into the United States, Merriman was detained by United States Customs shortly after 2:00am. There, the source tells me steroids were found in his possession. He was not arrested and booked because from what I’m told, simply being in the possession of the substance is not technically illegal.
I’m certainly no legal analyst or NFL league rules expert, and I don’t know what, if any ramifications simply being caught in possession of a steroid substance will carry. I can’t and won’t speculate if Merriman has actually taken steroids anytime recently, but my source says he was caught with them in his possession.
So no confirmation that Merriman has taken Roids, in fact more distance than anything on that particular stance. But the rumor is an interesting one nonetheless.