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‘Wrestler’ actor pleads guilty to drug charges

A New York actor who played a steroids dealer in “The Wrestler” has admitted in court that he was the real thing.Scott Siegel of New Rochelle pleaded guilty Friday to distributing anabolic steroids. The 34-year-old also admitted trying to run down the agents who arrested him.Sentencing guidelines point to a prison term of about five years.Prosecutors said investigators found 1,500 bottles of s
/ Source: The Associated Press

A New York actor who played a steroids dealer in “The Wrestler” has admitted in court that he was the real thing.

Scott Siegel of New Rochelle pleaded guilty Friday to distributing anabolic steroids. The 34-year-old also admitted trying to run down the agents who arrested him.

Sentencing guidelines point to a prison term of about five years.

Prosecutors said investigators found 1,500 bottles of steroids and thousands of dollars in cash at Siegel’s and his parents’ homes. When agents moved in on Feb. 18, prosecutors say Siegel sped away in his car, rammed five police cars and tried to run down an officer who was on foot.

In the movie “The Wrestler,” Siegel had a bit part as a steroid dealer offering drugs to the title character, played by Mickey Rourke.