Federal Investigation Links N.F.L. Players to Use of Doping Drugs

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  1. rgcowboys

    rgcowboys Member

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    Do you think this doesn't go on. Be serious. Millions of dollars are on the table.

    Federal authorities investigating a Canadian doctor have uncovered information tying several N.F.L. players to the use of performance-enhancing drugs, according to several people who have been briefed on the investigation.
    The identities of the football players were not known.
    As part of the investigation, the authorities have interviewed several athletes, including the Mets’ shortstop Jose Reyes, who were treated by the doctor, Anthony Galea.
    At least one athlete has been served with a grand jury subpoena, said people briefed on the investigation.
    Agents from the Department of Homeland Security have conducted at least one of the interviews with the athletes, according to thee people. The investigation involves agents from the F.B.I., the Drug Enforcement Administration and Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, and prosecutors from the United States attorney’s office in Buffalo.
    SI.com reported Saturday night that law enforcement officials had alerted a number of athletes to expect grand jury subpoenas. The New York Daily News first reported that Reyes had been interviewed.
    “We are not going to talk about a federal investigation,” said Greg Aiello, a spokesman for the N.F.L.
    Richard Levin, a spokesman for Major League Baseball, declined to comment.
    The New York Times reported in December that Galea was under investigation by the authorities in the United States and Canada for possibly distributing performance-enhancing drugs.
    The investigation was kick-started in September when his assistant’s car was searched by guards at the Canadian border. They found Galea’s medical bag, which contained a number of drugs, including human growth hormone.
    The assistant has cooperated with the authorities and said Galea had provided several athletes with performance-enhancing drugs. Galea has said he used the human growth hormone and prescribed it to patients but never provided it to professional athletes.
    Reyes said Sunday in Port St. Lucie, Fla., that the authorities interviewed him three days ago.
    “They asked me if he inject me with that, I said no,” Reyes said. “What we do there is basically is he took my blood out, put in some machine, spit it out and put it back into my leg.”
    He was referring to a procedure that was intended to help him recover from a hamstring injury.
    Reyes said that he met with the authorities for less than an hour and that he was surprised they wanted to meet with him.
    “They called me in the morning and said they wanted to meet me,” Reyes said. “I mean, they said this is the F.B.I., and I said, man, what did I do wrong. I was kind of surprised a little, scared, but after that, they said should be no problem with me, it’s just an investigation. Right now I don’t worry because he don’t put nothing like that in my body. I know what he was doing with me, so I don’t have to worry about that because I know I’m fine.”
    He added, “Everything is clear right now so it’s nothing to worry about. Now it’s time to play baseball.”

    Here is the link http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/28/sports/football/28sportsbriefs-_BRF.html
  2. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    I think the NFL has done the best job of keeping it out; but of course there still is some out there. Just not as much as the haters would want us to believe.
  3. DallasCowboysRule!

    DallasCowboysRule! Well-Known Member

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    Let's hope no Cowboys were involved.
  4. HoleInTheRoof

    HoleInTheRoof Benched

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    It's unlikely any have.

    Cowboys players notice significant gains just by taking team showers with David Beuhler.
  5. Viper

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    Are you trying to say a certain WR doesn't shower?:D
  6. Jon88

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  7. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    I'm guessing this is the same guy Tiger Woods was seeing, right?

    Doesn't necessarily mean all these guys were taking HGH... Not that I doubt some do.

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