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Governor Ends Relationship With Fitness Magazines

Sacramento, CA — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger says he will end his relationship with two fitness magazines that rely heavily on advertising from nutritional supplement companies.

The governor says he will relinquish his title as executive editor of Muscle and Fitness and Flex magazines and will forego any compensation.

“I don´t want to be paid,” Schwarzenegger said.

A securities disclosure filed this week showed Schwarzenegger would be paid at least $1 million a year for five years to act as a consultant.

Last year, Schwarzenegger vetoed a bill that would have regulated the use of performance-enhancing substances in high school sports.

That led some lawmakers to accuse the governor of having a conflict of interest: acting on legislation that could hurt business in the nutritional supplements industry while at the same taking big dollars from magazines that rely on the same industry.