Australia Cuts Stallone Down to Size
Action star draws fine for importing drugs without a prescription
By Sarah Seltzer,  Newser User
Posted May 21, 2007 11:13 AM CDT
Stallone played down his conviction for carrying unauthorized hormones as a misunderstanding.   (
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(Newser) – Muscle-bound "Rocky" star Sylvester Stallone was hit with nearly $10,000 in fines and court costs today after being convicted of bringing body-building hormones into Australia without proper documentation. Customs officials busted him with human growth hormone and testosterone in February while he was promoting "Rocky Balboa" en route to Burma to make yet another "Rambo" film.

"Doing 'Rambo' is hard work," the 60-year-old thespian, who pleaded guilty last week, told the feds. "Where do you think I am going to get this stuff in Burma?" A magistrate said that there was no reason to further punish the actor, whose high-profile conviction would be a deterrent.