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    Timeline of Events Leading Up to Craig Titus Being Placed In Solitary Confinement
    By DENNIS L. BATES | FOUNDER of MUSCLE MISSIONS
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    First, let it be said that our ministry (Muscle Missions) is about exposing the cult of bodybuilding and assisting those trapped within it, to escape it's clutches. We began following the Titus and Ryan case very closely since December of 2005 when the story broke.

    We never wrote to, or attempted contact with, Craig Titus or Kelly Ryan until we felt led by the Lord Jesus Christ to do so. Our only contact with Craig Titus prior to this came at the Arnold Classic in Columbus, Ohio around 2004 when our ministry was handing out complimentary copies of the book Anabolic Outlaw, a Christian testimony.

    My wife offered to give Craig Titus a copy of the book but he declined. My wife said, "Mr. Titus...God bless you!" Craig smiled and walked on.

    Fast forward to April 26th of 2006. While waiting for our connecting flight at Lambert-St Louis International Airport  for our continued destination to Las Vegas, Nevada, I checked my Blackberry to see if any news was being reported on the titusandryan.com website about the case.

    The following report was posted on titusandryan.com:

    Sending Mail to Craig Titus or Kelly Ryan
    April 26th, 2006

    We've been asked if people can send mail to Craig and Kelly.
    The answer is yes, they both can receive mail. Below is the
    address and how all mail should be addressed if you wish to
    send Craig or Kelly any mail. 

    Clark County Detention Center
    Craig Michael Titus - ID# 01895641
    330 S. Casino Center Boulevard
    Las Vegas, Nevada 89101

    Clark County Detention Center
    Kelly Ann Ryan - ID# 01992276
    330 S. Casino Center Boulevard
    Las Vegas, Nevada 89101

    After seeing this message, I told my wife that I felt led to visit them while in Vegas. We were in Las Vegas to attend a workshop that pertained to our fitness center business. We would be in Vegas from April 26th thru May 2nd. I decided to go to the Clark County Detention Center to see if visitation was possible. In some jails, the inmate must place your name on a list in order for you to visit.

    On April 27th, 2006 I visited with Craig Titus for the first time. As the video camera came on and Craig saw me for the first time, he wasn't sure whom I was. After telling him who I was, he thanked me for coming. During the course of our conversation, Craig asked me if I would visit his wife, Kelly Ryan. I said that I would come back with my wife and that she could visit Kelly while I visited with him.

    On April 28th, 2006 I called the religious coordinator at the jail and made arrangements for religious visitations with both Craig and Kelly. This now allowed us to visit daily instead of being subject to the "2 visits per week, 2 people per visit" rule, and only on certain days established for the general public.

    During one of our visits, Craig and I talked about the book Anabolic Outlaw. I explained to him that this was published through our ministry, Muscle Missions. Craig mentioned the desire to do a book titled: "How to Be An IFBB Pro Bodybuilder - The Truth and Nothing But the Truth!"

    Craig said that he wanted to expose all of the drugs that it took to be an IFBB pro like himself. He said that he had journals that he had kept from way back that listed all of the drugs, dosages, etc. and that we could publish those as a way of exposing the horrendous amounts of drugs that is used to become an IFBB pro. I thought that it was a bad idea.

    Instead, I told him that it would be better to expose things within the IFBB and bodybuilding in such a way as to not glorify the drug use with details of dosages, etc. The idea was to take more of an autobiographical approach. I was interested in his story and was willing to work on this with him. I told him that it could easily be done by phone, with him in Vegas and me in Columbus, Ohio.

    On May 1st, 2006 we visited Craig and Kelly for the last time during this trip. Before leaving the jail, we placed $50.00 on each of Craig and Kelly's accounts for necessary items such as soap, toothpaste, shampoo, snack foods, envelopes, paper, stamps, etc. Craig and Kelly can order items from commissary two times per week.

    On May 16th, 2006 Muscle Mission's office received three calls from Craig Titus. The first call came in at 12:15p.m., the second call came in at 12:37p.m., and the third call came in at 12:48p.m. All calls from the detention center are limited to 10 minutes in length. The three calls combined totaled 26 minutes. We discussed the details of the "Tell All" book that we would be working on together.

    On May 17th, 2006 I drafted an agreement between Muscle Missions and Craig Titus in order to move forward with the "Tell All" book.

    On May 19th, 2006 I wrote the following letter found by clicking here to be sent along with the book agreement to Craig Titus.

    On May 25th, 2006 I received the first of a series of calls that would continue all summer long as Craig and I worked on the "Tell All" book. By October 16th, our ministry had been billed for $1,056.74 worth of calls made to our office from the Clark County Detention Center.

    During the month of June, Craig offered to give me all of the equipment that was in his and Kelly's private gym for use in our fitness center that we operate in Ohio. Craig needed to get the gym equipment that was now being stored in one of their rental homes out of the way so that the house could be rented. After doing the math on a rental truck, fuel and travel time, I decided that instead of taking Craig up on his generous offer, I would offer to sell the equipment for him.

    On June 26th, 2006 the TitusandRyan.com website reported the following information:

    Latest from the inside
    June 26th, 2006

    The word from the inside on Kelly is that she has found God
    and looking for God to help her through this. Craig has
    decided to write a book about what goes on behind the scenes
    in bodybuilding. Several people have received letters from
    Craig and Kelly.

    On July 5th, 2006 I listed Craig Titus and Kelly Ryan's private gym for sale on eBay. I ran the auction for 10 days to coincide with Craig and Kelly's court appearance in July. This way, I could be in Vegas for Craig and Kelly's hearing that I promised them that I would appear at and I could get the equipment sold at the same time.

    On July 10th, 2006 the TitusandRyan.com website reported on the following headline:

    "Titus Tells All" - bodybuilding book in the works

    On July 12th, 2006 I flew to Las Vegas to visit Craig and Kelly, sell the equipment, assist with cleaning up the rental property and go to the court proceedings on July 18th. I flew back to Ohio on July 20th, 2006 on a red-eye.

    On August 2nd, 2006 the TitusandRyan.com website reported more on the book with this:

    A new twist to the Titus "tell all" book.
    August 2nd, 2006

    We've learned that the Titus "tell all book" will be about
    bodybuilding and its behind the scenes action. The interesting
    twist is that it will be an audio book. Yes, listeners will
    hear the stories from Craig. The question is, who is going
    to buy it and who really cares? We'll provide more information
    as it becomes available.
     

    On September 22nd, 2006 I put the tape-recorded interviews between Craig and I up for auction on eBay along with some sample audio.

    On September 22nd, 2006 the following appeared on the TitusandRyan.com website and was posted at the top of the site for nearly 3 weeks. This remained as the first news article that appeared on the TitusandRyan.com website while thousands of bodybuilding enthusiasts flew in from all over the world to Las Vegas for the Joe Weider Mr. Olympia Weekend held September 29th and 30th of 2006.

    Craig Titus Tells-All From Behind Bars - Audio Book Sneak Preview
    September 22nd, 2006

    The same people who sold the Titus and Ryan Gym equipment
    are now offering the chance at a sneak peak on Craig's new
    audio book. Hop on over to Ebay and check out the information
    on this book. Is this guy/company for real?

    He gives a sample of what the book will sound like...

    Click here for an audio sample: www.musclemissions.org/public/141.cfm

    On October 1st, 2006 I ended the auction early because the tapes were no longer for sale.

    On October 11th, 2006 the Craig Titus Tells-All From Behind Bars - Audio Book Sneak Preview headline gets bumped from the top of the headlines at titusandryan.com after remaining for nearly three weeks.

    On October 16th, 2006 I sent 6 packages all containing the same letter to a law firm in Montreal, Quebec expressing our desire to file a class action suit against the IFBB. The letter was addressed to Richard W. Pound who happens to be the head of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). Mr. Pound is a tax attorney in the firm of Stikeman Elliot, one of Canada's global law firms with offices in Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary, Vancouver, New York, London and Sydney, Australia.

    I sent duplicate letters to four of Mr. Pounds associates that have an expertise in class actions. I also sent a duplicate copy to Stuart Cobbett who is the managing partner of the Montreal office as well as the chief operating officer of Stikeman Elliott and a member of the Partnership Board and Executive Committee.

    On October 17th, 2006 the six packages regarding the class action suit against the IFBB was delivered to the Montreal law firm.

    On October 21st, 2006 the Las Vegas Review-Journal printed the following headline:

    BODYBUILDERS CASE: Murder-for-hire plot alleged

    The news story references a "book publication", a "book publishing deal" and a "publisher."

    Also on October 21st, 2006 an Internet bodybuilding message board user began hurling a barrage of accusations against our ministry and myself claiming that we were involved in the alleged murder-for-hire plot.

    On October 23rd, 2006 the TitusandRyan.com website posts a video from youtube that is a Fox News segment from "The Lineup" covering the case. Glenn Puit, a writer for the Las Vegas Review-Journal appears on the Fox News episode. In covering the details of this story, Puit refers to the "book deal".

    On the evening of October 23rd, 2006, IFBB President Ben Weider appears for a rare radio interview on Pro Bodybuilding Weekly proclaiming "RULES ARE RULES!"

    Also on the evening of October 23rd, 2006 the Muscle Missions office received a call from Ron Avidan of GetBig.com. This call from Ron Avidan came after our ministry posted clippings of the accusations that were being broadcast about myself and the ministry on his GetBig.com website.

    Further, on October 23rd, 2006, the following was reported on the TitusandRyan.com website:

    Muscle Missions connected to the Alleged Hit?
    October 23rd, 2006

    There is an ongoing debate as to whether the publisher of
    Craig's audio book had any involvement in the alleged hit.
    There is no proof of this public as to whether "Muscle Missions"
    had anything to do with this case yet. We're not commenting
    one way or another at this point. It appears that Mr. Bates
    is not happy with what has recently been posted on the popular
    bodybuilding message board, Getbig.com.

    On October 24th, 2006 we faxed a letter to the American Center for Law and Justice regarding the accusations leveled at us by the bodybuilding message board user on the 21st of October.

    For an entire week, the media had a field day reporting on the "alleged murder-for-hire plot" and the "book deal." From Catherine Crier Live to On the Record with Greta Van Susteren and even Court TV providing coverage, the topic became national news.

    On October 29th, 2006 Ben Weider stepped down as President of the IFBB.

    On November 1, 2006 the IFBB officially issued the following news release on the IFBB.com website:

    Official news release from the International Federation of BodyBuilding - Image Credit: IFBB.com
       Official news release from the International Federation of BodyBuilding - Image Credit: IFBB.com

    On November 7th, 2006 I placed a call to the office of Attorney Richard W. Pound located in Montreal, Quebec regarding assistance with the class action suit against the IFBB. While speaking with Mr. Pound, he informed me that he did not feel that it would be possible to proceed with a class action lawsuit against the IFBB through his firm.

    After inquiring as to why not, he responded by telling me that he thought that there was some sort of Weider connection within the firm. If we began the process of a class action suit against the IFBB, and later come to find out that there indeed is a Weider connection with the firm, we would have to start all over again.

    On November 21st, 2006 Craig Titus calls the Muscle Missions office. Craig states that he will call back within 1 hour so that we may begin working on some more of the "Tell All" book. Two hours pass and we learn that Craig has been taken out of his cell. No phone call from Craig.

    On November 22nd, 2006 I placed a call to the religious coordinator at the Clark County Detention Center. I asked the religious coordinator if information could be provided to me as to Craig's whereabouts. Within 20 minutes, I received a call back from the religious coordinator informing me that Craig had been moved to solitary confinement. 




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