Past events haunt Lionel Beyeke and Nathan De Asha.
It has not been a easy couple of years for two Pro League bodybuilders.
Lionel Beyeke and Nathan De Asha have both been absent from recent Pro League competitions in the USA.
The two stars have had to pull out from the biggest competitions on the Pro League calendar, the Arnold Classic USA and the Mr. Olympia, both are organized in the USA.
Lionel and Nathan have both been training very hard but it has become a norm for them to pull out at the last minute.
The problem is not injury or flight cancellations, but their recent past troubles with the law.
Nathan had a very successful 2019 season until he received a 12-month suspended jail sentence for supply steroids.
Due to all his court appearances, Nathan pulled out of the 2019 Mr. Olympia.
Nathan already qualified for the 2020 Mr. Olympia by winning the Monsterzym Pro Show.
As this site reported on 21 January, 2020, the problem that Nathan would have to face is if he will be allowed entry into the USA due to his court sentence.
It seems that Nathan was denied entry into the USA again for the 2020 Arnold Classic USA due to his legal problems. The next challenge for him will be to try to get to Vegas for the 2020 Olympia Weekend.
As it looks, Nathan will have a very hard time to compete at the 2020 Olympia Weekend.
Lionel Beyeke had a dark moment when in April 2019, Eric Favre Festival Sport Sante was cancelled.
20 people including show promoter Eric Favre was arrested on Thursday evening (11-4-2019) for the distribution of anabolic steroids and money laundering.
Back then, Lionel Beyeke was sponsored by Eric Favre and he was one of the 20 people detained with Eric Favre.
The arrest in 2019 implicates that Lionel Beyeke could have had somekind of involvement in the alleged illegal activity Eric Favre was being accused of.
With both Nathan and Lionel having trouble with the law, it will be very difficult for them to obtain a visa to enter the USA.
The last competition Beyeke competed in was the 2018 New York Pro. He finished in eighth place.
Nathan last competed at the 2019 Yamamoto Cup Pro. He placed second, but he also qualified for the 2020 Olympia Weekend by winning the Monsterzym Pro.
As these athletes might have easier access to other destinations around the world, the pot of gold for them is in the USA and for the time being, it looks like it’s becoming mission impossible for the both of them.