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Dr. Anthony Galea, a Canadian Doctor, has pleaded guilty to bringing unapproved drugs into the United States to treat athletes. More importantly, the admission of guilt may have indirectly implicated Tiger Woods as a user of Performance Enhancing Drugs.Dr. Galea, described as a “healing specialist,” was accused of treating professional athletes in the United States with illegal substances, including Human Growth Hormone.
The guilty plea will keep the names of his clients from being revealed in court. But prosecutors said that his patients included 20 athletes, including golfers, baseball players, and football players, and part of the plea agreement includes cooperating with prosecutors.
Now here is where it gets both tricky and interesting. The prosecutors said “golfers” were among those treated by Galea with illegal substances. And among the athletes that have been linked to Galea, it appears that Woods is the only golfer.
Other athletes linked to Galea include Jose Reyes and Carlos Beltran of the New York Mets and Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees.
Does this mean Tiger used Human Growth Hormone or other Performance Enhancing Drugs? No. But it seems reasonable to wonder why Tiger would be treated in the US by a Canadian doctor that has now been convicted of distributing PEDs to professional athletes.
In other words, it doesn’t look good for Tiger.
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