"I don’t know anything about [Bobby] Lashley. Lashley just looks very synthetic to me. That’s just my opinion and I could be completely wrong, and if I am, I apologize to him and his family. No, I don’t apologize to him and his family. God bless him! (laughs). If he’s clean, Jesus man, you’re absolutely phenomenal, a physical specimen. But you look at him. Lashley, it would be hard to believe a guy with that muscle structure is clean."
Orlando Jordan was not happy with the direction that his character was taking, so he contacted TNA officials to ask if more could be done. Since the company did not have a plan that he liked, Jordan requested his release, and it was granted shortly thereafter.