Deputy Chief Faces Departmental Charges in NYPD Steroid Scandal
As a rookie cop getting pushed around in Harlem, Mike Marino transformed himself from a scrawny 152-pounder to a rock-solid 190-pound gorilla with 18-inch arms and a bench press of 350 lbs.
Twenty years later, Deputy Chief Marino is now reportedly facing NYPD charges of conduct prejudicial to the department after allegedly getting nabbed buying human growth hormones from a doctor at the center of Brooklyn steroid and HGH ring.
Twenty-six other cops have also been implicated in the scandal, as reported by the Voice in December. The still relatively buff Marino's stated his reason for obtaining the juice: low sex drive and a desire to lose weight, reasons an expert told the Voice was "not a legitimate reason" for using the muscle-building drugs.