The steroid debate will only intensify that much more now with the latest news.
“According to various news reports, the feds raided two pharmacies in the Orlando, Fla., area on Wednesday and arrested four top company officials as part of a nationwide probe into the illegal distribution of steroids.The case, which is being led by a prosecutor in Albany, N.Y., involves several doctors, pharmacists and business owners who have been or will be arrested in Florida, New York and Texas.
Sealed indictments charge them with various felonies for unlawfully distributing steroids and other drugs, according to Albany County District Attorney P. David Soares.The Albany Times Union reported that investigators in the year-old case uncovered evidence that testosterone and other performance-enhancing drugs may have been fraudulently prescribed over the Internet to, among others, current and former major league baseball players, NFL players, college athletes and high school coaches.Sources with knowledge of the probe told the Times Union that the customers include Los Angeles Angels center fielder and former Oriole Gary Matthews Jr. (baltimoresun.com)”
Other names also mentioned as a buyer is Jason Grimsley.
What does this mean for the sport? More scrutiny & allegations…
Gary Matthews' reputation is probably soiled, especially considering the year he had in ’06 in comparison to his career numbers.
His life is about to become a little more interesting.
Wednesday, February 28, 2007