In this week’s issue of Testosterone, coming out in two days, is a letter in Reader Mail taking me to task for not giving the “true” reasons that Chris Cormier and Paul Dillet did not compete in the Mr. Olympia (Reader Mail issue 128). As TC said in his response on my behalf, I don’t have a clue. I seem to remember reading in Flex or somewhere two or three months ago that Dillet was not going to compete, due to some injury, but cannot remember any details. He was there and looked quite healthy though a bit small (for him). Cormier was there, too, as I state in the writeup, but again, only rumors about him having an “accident” or getting sick vacationing or partying in Mexico is what I heard.
We’re not really that plugged in to the pro bodybuilding insider gossip, actually. Not to the extent that some must think we are. Believe me, I’m not trying to shield these guys, I don’t know them personally, but if you know WHY they didn’t compete, then please tell us.