Judge labels Nathan De Asha “Disgrace to the sport of bodybuilding”

De Asha's conviction would prevent him traveling to the United States to compete in the future.

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Judge labels Nathan De Asha


Judge labels Nathan De Asha “Disgrace to the sport of bodybuilding”.

A judge in the UK labelled IFBB Pro Bodybuilder Nathan De Asha “A disgrace to the sport of bodybuilding”

These comments were made by judge David Evans during De Asha’s court appearance.

Nathan DeAsha, from Liverpool, admitted supplying £10,000-worth of the drugs to the Pain and Gain gym in Barnstaple, Devon, over three months in 2017.

He was given a 12-month suspended jail sentence at Exeter Crown Court.

Earlier this month, gym owner Richard Green was jailed for four and a half years for drug dealing.

DeAsha, 33, was forced to pull out of the Mr Olympia event in Las Vegas so he could attend court.

The court heard he gave a training seminar to 250 customers at the gym in May 2017, during which he discussed his use of steroids, which he then supplied to gym users.

Police later found drugs in a locked boiler room with DeAsha’s fingerprint on, and his gym in Liverpool as the return address.


‘Damaged reputation’

DeAsha is one of Britain’s top bodybuilders and the current British Grand Prix champion.

Judge David Evans told him: “As a regular competitor on the national and international stage, who has done well in bodybuilding, you are a disgrace to the sport and it is doubly sad, given how well you have done to overcome past behaviour and adversity.

“What makes your behaviour more disappointing is that you project yourself as an ambassador for the sport to children.

“I hope you can make good the damage which you have done to your own reputation and to the sport.”

DeAsha would suffer serious punishment because his conviction would prevent him travelling to the United States to compete in the future.

Julian Nutter, defending, said DeAsha had been jailed when he was younger but had used his bodybuilding skills to turn his life around.

He said DeAsha would suffer serious punishment because his conviction would prevent him travelling to the United States to compete in the future.

De Asha publishes a statement

Nathan immediately published a statement on his official social media after he received his sentence from court.

Vindicated…. Having missed the Olympia last weekend definitely paid dividends.
In court today for my hearing, I received no jail time and this is the result I knew I was going to get despite all the rumours online.
When your heart is pure and you know you have done no wrong, it’s just about playing the waiting game.
Yes I was nervous and that’s very natural for most in this position but my inner confidence knew I’d come out of this unscathed.
The universe threw me a curve ball and how I chose to deal with it would have defined my future as an athlete. I’m proud of the steps I have taken and want to remind all of you out there…
Never judge a book by its cover.
The Prophecy…
“So let it be written, so let it be done” – Nathan De Asha

In his statement, Nathan did confirm that he did not receive jail time, but he did not reveal that he might never be able to compete in the USA again. This means the Olympia and Arnold Classic USA could be out of the question for De Asha.

Source bbc.co.uk


 

 

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Vindicated…. Having missed the Olympia last weekend definitely paid dividends. In court today for my hearing, I received no jail time and this is the result I knew I was going to get despite all the rumours online. When your heart is pure and you know you have done no wrong, it’s just about playing the waiting game. Yes I was nervous and that’s very natural for most in this position but my inner confidence knew I’d come out of this unscathed. The universe threw me a curve ball and how I chose to deal with it would have defined my future as an athlete. I’m proud of the steps I have taken and want to remind all of you out there… Never judge a book by its cover. The Prophecy… “So let it be written, so let it be done” #NathanDeAsha #MrOlympia #Vindicated #TheProphecy #PowerOfThought #Strength #BreakingBarriers #JusticeServed #PsychologicalSupport #Bodybuilding #Bikini #ClassicPhysique #WomensBodybuilding #ProphecyPerformanceCentre #Liverpool #TheMecca #Motivation #Fitness #RoadToOlympia20 #YamamotoCup #IFBBProLeague #Trifecta

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