Court Martial Hearing

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Prosecutors have dropped a charge of distributing illegal steroids against an Air Force Academy athlete. But investigators say he's admitted to buying and using them himself.

The testimony came during day one of a court-martial for Overton Spence, Junior. He is one of two Falcon football players charged with illegal use and possession of steroids.

Prosecutors say it's a case of an athlete who wanted to get bigger and stronger. But the defense claims Spence never admitted knowing the steroids were illegal, and that he was more worried about his football career than anything else.

Air Force special agent Richard Barbour says Spence told him he "wanted to take the pills to get stronger for football."

Spence could face up to 25 years in prison if convicted.


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