National interest seems to be focused on "1 on 1 Elite Personal Fitness", operated by Kelly Blair in Pasadena TX. Already connected to Yankee pitcher (and HGH user) Andy Pettitte, Blair also sports other interesting connections. (like Richard Hidalgo, see below)
Apparently there is connection between Blair and bodybuilder/jailbird Craig Titus. Titus awaits trial on charges of murdering his female personal assistant. (TItus and fitness model girlfriend Kelly Ryan allegedly murdered Titus's assistant). Titus reportedly supplied Blair's gym with 'roids and PEDs.
A look at Blair's website reveals photos of Blair with various athletes (MLB unless otherwise noted):
- Pedro Borbon (Angels)
- RIchard Hidalgo
- Eric Dubose
- Danny Bautista
- J.C. Romero
- Hector Carrasco
- Kelvim Escobar (Angels)
- Javier Bracamonte
- Donnie Elliott (Padres)
- Andy Pettitte (Yankees)
- Chuck Clemens (NFL QB with Jets, and Eagles)
- Mike Standley (PGA)
- Shaun Helmle (golf)
- Chuck Liddell (UFC)
Simply going to a gym, or posing for a picture with a gym owner doesn't convict anyone of PED use. However, it appears this gym is gluteus deep in PED use.
Blair spoke authoritatively about steroids in September 2006, for an article in Pasadena's local newspaper.
"People that use steroids suffer near-constant joint pain later on down the line," Blair told the Pasadena Citizen. "I've seen 30-year-old men that have the joints, tendons and organs of a 70-year-old. ... I've seen so many (athletes) suffer from depression when they have to cycle off of the stuff, and it's not something that's really talked about. From what I've seen, it's one of the worst."
Hidalgo generated an uncharacteristic and incredible year in 2000 for Houston:
44 HR 122 RBI .314 AVE
He never approached those numbers again in his MLB career. When did Hidalgo meet and train with Blair? 2000?