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When cheers turn to depression

High school girl got a steroid scare

Left: As a high school cheerleader in Allen, Texas, Dionne Roberts turned to steroids in an attempt to get leaner and more toned. Right: Dionne Roberts,22, talks about her suicide attempt after using anabolic steroids to get four pack abs after her senior year in high school in Allen, Texas. (Left: Family Photo / Right: Globe Photo / Stan Grossfeld) Left: As a high school cheerleader in Allen, Texas, Dionne Roberts turned to steroids in an attempt to get leaner and more toned. Right: Dionne Roberts,22, talks about her suicide attempt after using anabolic steroids to get four pack abs after her senior year in high school in Allen, Texas.
By Stan Grossfeld
Globe Staff / February 19, 2008

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She just wanted six-pack abs. So in the summer of 2003, Dionne Passacantando, a 17-year-old high school cheerleader, gymnast, and vice president of her Allen (Texas) High School class, made a decision she regrets. She bought anabolic steroids from a boy on the school football team. (Full article: 2010 words)

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