Report: Doc dealing in HGH treated Santana Moss
Based on how things went for Brian Cushing after it was revealed he has been suspended four games after a fertility drug inexplicably appeared in his system at levels that caused him to fail a drug test, this can’t be good for Santana Moss.
The Washington Redskins wide receiver is reportedly a patient of Dr. Anthony Galea, a Toronto physician charged Tuesday with dealing in HGH and bringing it into the United States to peddle to athletes.
The Buffalo News reports that Moss is the Redskins player after rumors circulated that a member of the team in Washington was hooked up with Galea. It doesn’t mean Moss is necessarily in legal trouble. The long arm of the law when it comes to Roger Goodell could deal with him in an entirely different manner, however.
“At this juncture, any of the persons who are alleged to have used these substances are considered witnesses, and not targets, of this investigation,” William J. Hochul, a U.S. attorney., told the Buffalo News.
Galea was accused of drug smuggling, conspiracy, lying to federal agents and distribution of HGH as well as introducing an unapproved drug into interstate commerce. Galea has reportedly worked with Tiger Woods and Alex Rodriguez in helping them return from injuries, but his attorney said he never provided them with performance-enhancing drugs.
“Officials of the NFL and other sports organizations can sleep soundly tonight, because there is nothing he did with these athletes to help them with performance enhancement,” Galea’s attorney Mark Mahoney told the Buffalo News.
“(Galea) strictly provided treatment for injuries. If any athlete got (human growth hormone), it was injected directly into injured tissue, in very small amounts, for purposes of healing.”
There was a big no comment from the office of Drew Rosenhaus, who represents Moss, when contacted by the Buffalo News. The Redskins referred to it as an “off-field incident,” a poor way of trying to avoid the situation.
Sounds like Moss has some questions to answer for the league. This has the looks of being the tip of the iceberg when it comes to HGH and the NFL. Stay tuned.
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