Mayor elect Kane, real name Glenn Jacobs, who will be sworn into office on Friday of this week, has faced accusations of possible steroid use during his time in WWE.
According to Knox News, a Pennsylvania man authored a complaint addressed to the Tennessee Attorney General and the Tennessee Bureau of Ethics and Finance on Tuesday.
Al Thompson, founder of Protect Our Youth from Steroids (POYS), authored a letter accusing WWE of “rampant steroid use”, and in the letter, Thompson attempted to link Jacobs to the use of performance enhancing drugs.
“Jacobs was perfectly fine with, for many years, surrounding himself with steroid users plus illicit drug and steroid dealers every day while on tour … Jacobs’ duties, as I understand it, will include some oversight over law enforcement in Knox County.”
Thompson also alleges that Jacobs supports steroid use because he accepted $6,000 in campaign donations from WWE CEO Vince McMahon and his wife and former CEO Linda McMahon.
On the allegations, Jacobs issued the following statements:
“I do not condone steroid use or the use of any illicit drugs,” he said. “I think that’s very bad. I’m a bit of a health nut, and I just think it’s just really bad. No, I’d never do that.”
“Well, one of (those donations) was from the administrator of the Small Business Administration of the United States (McMahon’s wife, Linda). So, I’m pretty proud of that … it’s always nice when someone from the President’s Cabinet supports your political endeavor. I’m just very happy and proud to have their support, that’s what matters to me.”