Last year, RX Muscle was banned from the Mr Olympia for comments made regarding the judging system. It seems as though time has not made any difference as the IFBB has once again shut the door on Dave Palumbo and friends with even more sanctions levied against them. Along with having their press passes torn to complete shreds, they cannot even attend any events….even as spectators and is prohibited from doing any commentary even from the hotel. Dave Palumbo is only allowed to have a few staffers at the Species Nutrition booth but that’s about it. Chris Aceto, who is employed by RX Muscle, cannot accompany his athletes to the Orleans Hotels and all contest prep activities is limited to phone, text, and email. He is also banned from any venue.
Now, I decided to contact Dave regarding the situation and he advised me that the reason for the banishment was because he criticized the NBC Sports coverage of the Olympia 1 month after the event as being a weak ineffective attempt at giving the Olympia coverage. Now me personally, I’m not sure as to whether such a statement should result in such a severe punishment that will cost them tons of advertising revenue but it appears that the IFBB has a short fuse on RX Muscle and is simply tired of their behavior towards the industry and towards others.
Ultimately, this is another huge blow to the struggling bodybuilding media website and if they chose to violate any of the sanctions handed down, there may be hell to pay for it. We’ll keep you posted on any updates to this matter