Today's news regarding a suspension by the Nevada Athletic Commission came as a complete shock to Team Gilbert and Joey Gilbert personally. We were informed of the suspension through the media and at this time are yet to hear from the commission or see the report ourselves. We were surprised by the information used in the article as Joey has never tested positive in pre, post or random drug testing for steroid, performance enhancing or illegal substances. Joey is a dedicated athlete and member of the community who over the years has brought three national titles and two middleweight titles home to Reno..
Pending an independent investigation, which will include a reporting of Joey's prescribed medications, a re-testing of the commission samples and voluntary samples from Joey which will be completed in the next 24 hours, Team Gilbert will have no further statement at this time except to say the continued support of friends and fans is greatly appreciated.