Shawne "Lights Out" Merriman, probably the most feared defender in the NFL, is profiled in the current issue of GQ. The Chargers' controversial linebacker is featured ripped and shirtless and described as "six four and 272 pounds, Merriman's physique is so perfectly proportioned that unless you're right beside him, he doesn't look so freakishly huge."
We should also take a minute to mention that last season, Merriman became the highest-profile player in the league to test positive for anabolic steroids. The caption opposite this photo—and the title of the article—"Does This Man Look Like He's On Steroids?"
You can answer that later. More (all natural!) Shawne after the jump.
Hmm. Six four, 272 pounds, five percent bodyfat ...
No, Merriman doesn't appear chemically-enhanced at all, he looks perfectly
natural ... able to put a hurting on someone. No complaints here.
Lights out. More Shawne Merriman in the magazine.