Fans have been wondering if they will be seeing Shawn Rhoden compete at the 2020 Mr. Olympia. Now it seems like this is officially no longer an option.
It has been a disappointing amount of time since the last time Rhoden was seen on the bodybuilding stage. Pending legal concerns have forced him on the sidelines since he won the 2018 Mr. Olympia, which some serious accusations levied against the champ. This resulted in the IFBB revoking his Pro Card, and was likely then compounded by the global pandemic delaying his hearings.
Last week there seemed to be some glimmer of hope that Shawn Rhoden would be able to compete at the 2020 Mr. Olympia. However speaking in a recent interview, he confirmed that this would not be the case, and that he is not competing at the Olympia. That being said, he still wanted it to be clear that he plans on coming back soon, and that when he does it will be at his best possible.
If Rhoden is innocent, you definetly have to feel for him during this difficult time. He is not getting any younger, and he is nearing the point where he will no longer be in a position to compete at his physical peak. Time will tell how this all ends up, once this due process is complete.