World Wrestling Entertainment has suspended 10 of its wrestlers for violations of a policy that tests for steroids and other drugs.
The Connecticut-based firm issued suspension notices following an investigation of illegal steroid sales by prosecutors in Albany County, New York.
The company said it would not be releasing the identities of the suspended wrestlers but insisted no criminal charges had been filed.
WWE spokesman Gary Davis says, "We are very actively working to eradicate the use of steroids and performance enhancing drugs in the WWE."
The investigation follows the suicide of wrestler Chris Benoit in June (07), who killed himself after murdering his wife and son. An autopsy found he had 10 times the normal level of testosterone in his body, as well as the painkiller hydrocodone and anti-anxiety drug Xanax.