While I don't know much about Steve I would say that drugs are a lot more common in pro sports than people think. If someone's livelihood, not to mention their family's livelihood relies on them being in the best shape possible, you can bet there's a pretty decent chance they're using. Especially if the sport calls for extreme size. You are right though, if you train your whole life to be a big, thick linebacker you're essentially perma-bulking, and likely to have gotten pretty near your natural peak for lean mass meaning that you could cut down to a very desirable physique. But if said person cuts down, and leans out at like 240 lbs with 8% bodyfat, it's not just because they trained hard for so long, it's unnatural.
Why did he not go to doctors on a regular basis his arteries in his heart were narrowing and the heart was to big for the chamber and his brain was swollen and his lungs were full of fluid ,that’s a lot of things working against him and I was lucky enough to wake up one morning in 2004 and could hardly breath and went to emergency room and 90 percent of my arteries were blocked and they rushed me into surgery and put stents in my heart and I also did a lot of street drugs while doing my career and very grateful to be alive .I never weighed as much as Rich and his heart was working very hard to pump blood but it makes sense that the head injury is to blame and I really don’t care about the toxicology report I’m friends with his mom and wtf why are people still talking shit and now his mom has to relive this nightmare all over again have some respect Rich was a man who chose his journey in his life like myself I’m just lucky to be alive today .I constantly tell guys I work with to get blood work and have the hearts checked out at least once a year and people have to realize steroids are cholesterol binding in the heart and clogged the arteries,it’s common sense and people chose to ignore this all together .