I really don't know what to say...about Vera that is.
He loses BADLY, but gets some kind of consolation. There comes a point where he will say you know what...I lost and it had nothing to do with them taking PEDs. It just somehow worked out that way.
Marcus Aurelius: Tell me again, Maximus, why are we here?
Maximus: For the glory of the Empire, sire.
Baked, not fried... the healthy choice.