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Shawn Rhoden Stripped of IFBB Pro Card
Things were looking amazing for Shawn Rhoden after he won the 2018 Mr. Olympia title. As the Mr. Olympia Championship remains the pinnacle of achievement for a professional bodybuilder, Rhoden was on top of the world.
It was a short time after winning this coveted title, that Rhoden was then faced with accusations of sexual assault. While he has still not had his day in court, which means he really should be considered innocent until proven guilty, it goes to show that the court of public opinion has some heavy muscle of its own.
The allegations proved to be enough to sideline Shawn for the entire 2019 competitive season. Most of us were excited to see the announcement from the Arnold Sports Festival team that we would be seeing Rhoden competing at the 2020 Arnold Classic in Ohio this March. Unfortunately, that will not be the case after all.
Rhoden’s IFBB Pro Card has now officially been revoked by the IFBB Professional League. This means that Shawn will not be able to compete at any professional bodybuilding competition under the IFBB Professional League, until he has settled his legal issues.
We believe Shawn will be found not guilty of the charges he's facing and we will continue to support him during this difficult time.
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