NFL Steroid Dealer's Death Called Suicide

Medical examiner still mum on killing of David Jacobs' girlfriend
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jun 7, 2008 6:15 AM CDT
Former Dallas Cowboy Matt Lehr bought steroids from David Jacobs, Jacobs told authorities.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Convicted steroid dealer David Jacobs’ death has been ruled a suicide, the Dallas Morning News reports. Authorities say Jacobs, 35, shot himself in the stomach and head. Officials also found some 150 containers of steroids in his Texas home. The medical examiner has not yet explained the death of Jacobs’ girlfriend, whose body was found with his, apparently shot several times.

Jacobs had given authorities the names of his clients, including police, bodybuilders, and NFL players. He had threatened to kill his girlfriend, bodybuilder Amanda Jo Earhart-Savell, if she ever left him, those close to the couple said. “If she looked the other way, he'd get into it with her,” said a muscle-magazine editor who knew Jacobs.