"The Wrestler" Actor Accused of Dealing Steroids - NBC New York

"The Wrestler" Actor Accused of Dealing Steroids



    "The Wrestler" Actor Accused of Dealing Steroids
    Actor Scott Siegel may have had some personal experience to draw upon when he played a drug dealer in the movie "The Wrestler."

    EASTCHESTER, N.Y. -- An actor who played a steroids dealer in the movie "The Wrestler" was arrested on drug charges after leading police on a high-speed chase in Eastchester on Thursday.

    Scott Siegel was under surveillance by DEA agents who saw him picking up a package in New Rochelle on Wednesday before leading them on a car chase in his SUV, investigators said.

    Agents rammed the New Rochelle actor's SUV several times in an unsuccessful attempt to prevent him from fleeing, according to investigators. Siegel eventually ditched the vehicle in Tuckahoe and led agents on a foot chase.

    Siegel struggled with DEA agents before they were able to take him into custody at the intersection of Highland Avenue and Main Street, authorities said. Siegel is charged with attempting to distribute steroids and assaulting a federal agent.

    Thursday's arrest was not Siegel's first brush with the law. He was arrested in 1999 for distributing steroids, ecstasy and an animal tranquilizer that can be used for hallucinations.

    Siegel's character sells the main character Randy "The Ram", played by Mickey Rourke, steroids and painkillers in a locker room in "The Wrestler".