Rob Ford’s “professional help” includes a trainer convicted of distributing steroids

Rob Ford’s “professional help” includes a trainer convicted of distributing steroids

rob-ford-trainer (Image: via John Furr)
 

The exact nature of Rob Ford’s “health plan” is one of the many, many topics the mayor has refused to speak about. However, sleuths on Twitter appear to have unmasked at least one member of Ford’s “team of health-care professionals”: personal trainer Valerio Moscariello, who, of course, happens to have a checkered past. While living in Nevada in 2005, Moscariello pleaded guilty to possessing anabolic steroids and operating a website—www.juiceworld.com—to distribute them. The improbably large muscleman was sentenced to five months in federal prison—which apparently wasn’t enough to set him straight, since he went on to dope an athlete in 2009, earning him a 12-year coaching ban from the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport. Just what Ford needs as a role model right now: an unrepentant illegal substance user at risk of ‘roid rage. [National Post]