Former steroid dealer wanted to make a difference

Updated: June 5, 2008, 11:10 PM ET
By Shaun Assael | ESPN The Magazine

David Jacobs, the Texas trainer found shot to death Thursday, wanted to make a difference. But the pressure of making that difference had begun to paralyze him in recent weeks.

I first heard from Jacobs through his attorney in February. The 35-year-old had pleaded guilty to a single steroid possession count and was cooperating with federal prosecutors, hoping to get probation. Yet with his sentence uncertain, and his court date still months away, he already was thinking about a tell-all ...

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