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Lamont Marcell Jacobs's ex-nutritionist is involved in an alleged illegal steroid probe in Italy.
Police are investigating Giacomo Spazzini in relation to the distribution of doping substances, The Times reported.
Jacobs told reporters that he cut ties with Spazzini in March.
A professional bodybuilder and nutritionist who worked with 100-meter Olympics champion Lamont Marcell Jacobs is the subject of a widescale investigation into the illegal distribution of anabolic steroids in Italy.
Legal documents obtained by The Times state that officers are probing allegations that Spazzini and an unnamed associate obtained a prescription pad and a hospital doctor's stamp, which was used to illegally obtain doping products such as growth hormones and anabolic steroids for himself and other clients of gyms.
The documents state that officers are also investigating allegations that Spazzini committed fraud under Article 640 of the Italian penal code because he did not have the necessary qualifications to identify himself as a nutritionist.
Jacobs' agent, Marcello Magnani, gave a statement to multiple outlets earlier this week confirming that his client had indeed worked with Spazzini but terminated their "professional relationship" in March 2021 after he learned of the investigation.
"The investigation has never touched Marcell and, therefore, we have no information about it," he said before describing any suspicion that Jacobs had ever used performance-enhancing substances as "insane."
He said: "Obviously, and categorically, the answer is no [he has never used any banned substances]."
Speaking with reporters in Tokyo, Jacobs, who stunned the world with a European record time of 9.80 seconds to win 100-meter gold and then picked up a second gold in the 100-meter relay, also said that he cut ties with Spazzini promptly after he was informed about the investigation.
"Well, this is something that, honestly, I am not involved with because, from the very first moment we heard about this thing that happened, we stopped working with him," Jacobs told reporters when asked about Spazzini.
"But we are not worried. In fact, the person was involved in a situation which was not his fault. At the end of the situation, he was not considered guilty, so we are relaxed about it."
In a statement given to The Times, Spazzini's lawyer, Stefano D'Apolito, said that his client is "not a nutritionist" and Jacobs had only worked with medical professionals at the sports center that Spazzini owns.
"He [Spazzini] is not a nutritionist and has never carried out such an activity which, I repeat, the center offers its clients via specialist medical professionals," the statement read.
"As regards the contact between my client and Jacobs, this has its basis in a relationship of friendship."
In an interview given to Italian media following Jacobs's shock win, Spazzini spoke about the nutrition regime he created, which he claimed helped Jacobs improve his performances.
He said: "We started a journey with the Hybrid method, which I personally founded. Thanks to the cycling of nutrients, we have awakened his metabolism to drop below 10 seconds."
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