The government said that by sending Terra to prison, it is making it clear to young athletes that using anabolic steroids is illegal, and that it has been well-established that the use of such substances is dangerous, particularly for younger athletes. Federal prosecutors said Terra, 29, of Hudson, Mass., had previously pleaded guilty to federal charges of conspiring to import and distribute anabolic steroids, and distributing them in New England. The government said Terra and family members offered steroid order lists to young bodybuilders, received their orders and cash, mailed them to a supplier in Great Britain, and then arranged to have packages of steroids mailed to the United States disguised as candy or cosmetics in order to evade detection by the United States Customs Service. On a number of occasions, Terra sold anabolic steroids to federal undercover agents, prosecutors said. Terra won the Mr. Universe bodybuilding competition in London in 1991. He also holds numerous titles in New England, including the Mr. Massachusetts title in 1982. The government said Terra used his status to further his steroid distribution scheme.
Rod Labbe, a freelance writer and fan of Scott's, collaborated with Scott on four articles: a two-part interview in Flex magazine, two articles in Ironman, and an article in MuscleMag International . According to Labbe, "Larry [was] my childhood hero, a true American success story. He came from nothing and reached the top as a Bodybuilder. It's an honor for me to work with him." Their last interview, entitled "The Golden Man," appeared in two consecutive issues of Ironman magazine in 2006. Before Scott's illness, he and Labbe collaborated on a new article for Films of the Golden Age magazine about American International's Muscle Beach Party (released in 1964), in which Scott played the role of "Rock," a bodybuilder who was part of "Jack Fanny's" (Don Rickles) exercise group (Scott's character name is listed incorrectly on the Internet Movie Database as "Riff" -- the shirts he wears in the film all read "Rock").
At least one studio made a conscious effort to keep its leading man squeaky clean. Before Cavill began his grueling five-month preproduction training for Steel , Warner Bros. requested a list of exactly what the training team might ask Cavill to use. Twight gladly complied, given that he believes radical body recomposition can be done naturally when it is guided by experienced trainers and driven by discipline and commitment. For Cavill, Twight recommended only Udo's Oil (a blend of essential fatty acids) and magnesium to aid sleep, the time when growth hormone occurs naturally.