The NYT had a report today on Canadian Doctor Anthony Galea — saying that he was on his way to Washington DC in September to deliver some Human Growth Hormone to a Redskins player. [via NYT]
…two people briefed on the investigation said the doctor, Anthony Galea, and his assistant were headed to Washington to treat a Redskins player in September when the assistant was stopped at the United States-Canada border with human growth hormone, prompting investigations in both countries.
The complaint charges Galea with illegally distributing human growth hormone, introducing the unapproved drug Actovegin into interstate commerce, making false statements to investigators, and conspiring to defraud the United States.
A lawyer for Galea, Mark J. Mahoney, did not immediately return a call for comment, nor did the federal prosecutor’s office.
In Canada, Galea faces four criminal charges, all related to Actovegin, a drug made from calves’ blood. American investigators have focused on Galea’s ties to professional athletes, including Alex Rodriguez, Tiger Woods and several other baseball and football players.
Who could it possibly be? I won’t be the first to name names here, that’s not my style. But I’m sure speculation will run wild here in a matter of minutes around the blogosphere….
So this happened in September, are we to assume nothing happened then? All is well and forgotten? Or is this player on the hook for doing something illegal, especially now that we’re in the wake of the Brian Cushing scandal?
Either way, and needless to say this is the last kind of distraction the Skins need to get back on track and start winning football games.