One of Tiger’s Doctors Arrested over HGH, Other PEDs
[inline:hgh]Things just keep getting better for Tiger Woods. The New York Times is reporting that “A Canadian doctor who has treated many N.F.L. players as well as Olympic medalists like Donovan Bailey and … Tiger Woods, is under criminal investigation in the United States. He is suspected of providing athletes with performance-enhancing drugs, according to several people who have been briefed on the investigation.” Oh good!
Dr. Anthony Galea was arrested on Oct. 15 in Toronto by the Canadian police; a few weeks earlier, “human growth hormone and Actovegin, a drug extracted from calfs blood, were found in his medical bag at the United States-Canada border,” according to the Times. “Using, selling or importing Actovegin is illegal in the United States.”
Galea proclaims his innocence, of course, says that he has never given any professional athlete HGH, although he uses it himself and has prescribed it for other patients. His treatment, which uses platelet-rich plasma therapy to help accelerate the recovery rate for athletes, was employed by Tiger Woods last year to help him with his knee surgery rehab. Galea was referred to Tiger by his reps at IGM. When asked for comment, IGM’s Mark Steinberg emailed to the Times: I would really ask that you guys dont write this? If Tiger is NOT implicated, and wont be, lets please give the kid a break.
Other athletes who “swear by” Galea include the NFL’s Chris Simms and Javon Walker, and Olympic swimmer Dara Torres. “