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Ventura Wants Selig’s Head

The former governor of Minnesota wants justice for his old boss. Jesse Ventura, who made a name for himself in the squared circle of the World Wrestling Federation as “The Body,” feels that Bud Selig shouldn’t get away with baseball’s steroid scandal.

“In the early ’90s, the federal government came into pro wrestling and tried to put Vince McMahon in prison for steroid use of wrestlers,” Ventura told KUSA, a television network in Denver, Colorado. “My question is (that) they’ve now determined 104 baseball players failed their steroid test in 2003 – 104! They indicted Vince McMahon, why aren’t they indicting Bud Selig? He’s the head of baseball; it happened on his watch.”

In 1993, McMahon was indicted during the then-WWF’s steroid controversy and was accused of distribution. He was found not guilty following a 1994 trial.

Earth to Ventura: It’s noble of you to go to bat for Vince and a period of steroid use in wrestling that you were a part of. But you fail to realize the major difference between the two situations.

Baseball has the Player’s Association and certain steps that need to be taken for drug testing. Wrestling is an entertainment entity and McMahon is the end all of the rules governing it.

While Selig is definitely no angel in this and enjoyed the benefits from the offensive explosion fueled by performance-enhancing drugs, locking him up and throwing away the key is definitely not an option for punishment.

Even someone as thick-headed as Ventura should be able to see that.

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