Sunday, September 9, 2007

The Drug Probe Hits Close to Home: Gibbons Implicated...


When it rains, it pours...

As if the Baltimore Orioles needed any more bad news on top of the losing & lack of fan support.

CNN and Sports Illustrated have reported that our own Jay Gibbons Gibbons received shipments of performance-enhancing steroids and human growth hormone from Signature Pharamcy based out of Orlando, Fl.

From CNNsi:

"In the ever-widening Signature Pharmacy scandal, Baltimore Orioles outfielder Jay Gibbons is the latest pro athlete tied to an alleged illegal internet drug distribution network. According to information obtained by SI, Gibbons received shipments of performance-enhancing steroids and human growth hormone (HGH) from an Orlando-based compound pharmacy raided last spring as part of a multi-agency bust, even after both drugs were on Major League Baseball's banned substance list.

A source in Florida with knowledge of Signature Pharmacy's client list alleges that between October 2003 and July 2005, Gibbons received six separate shipments of Genotropin (a brand name for synthetic Human Growth Hormone), two shipments of testosterone and two shipments of human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG), a hormone produced naturally during pregnancy, but taken by anabolic steroid users to stimulate the production of testosterone, which is suppressed as a result of steroid use. The information regarding Gibbons only pertains to receipt and not actual use of the drugs."


Who knows if this true; however, where there is smoke - there is often fire.

Remember, Jay Gibbons is presumed innocent before proven guilty, but the Orioles have been down this path before a few times. I think in this case, it's different as there's a major media outlet tying him to a sting.

1 comment:

ian said...

It's very strange that your post starts out with it rains, it pours. That's the title of my post and I hadn't looked at your blog yet.

IF he did them, do you think that explains his injuries over the past few seasons.

It really is going to be interesting as to who else gets named in the probe.

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