He shuts the rumors down.
The red and black singlet has been put in storage for the time being as Glenn "Kane" Jacobs was officially sworn in as the Mayor of Knox County, Tennessee yesterday. The former WWE superstar has began his duties but his start as Mayor did not go so smoothly as he was hit with allegations of steroid use. A man in Tennessee wrote a complaint letter to the Tennessee Attorney General and the Tennessee Bureau of Ethics and Finance on Tuesday prior to Jacobs being sworn in.
Al Thompson, who authored the letter is the founder of 'Protect Our Youth From Steroids'. In the letter, Thompson names Glenn Jacobs as a constant user of steroids and added the following: "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.”
In an interview with the 'Knoxville News Sentinel' after the allegations of Jacobs' steroid use went public, Jacobs rebutted the claims that he is a former user of steroids and stated that he is a bit of a "health nut" so using drugs in general is not in his wheelhouse.
“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.”
Al Thompson backed his claims by saying that Jacobs supports steroids because he accepted campaign donations from his former boss Vince McMahon and Vince's wife Linda McMahon. Jacobs responded to that by not shying away from the fact that he's proud to have his WWE affiliates contribute to his campaign.