Skip to comments.Tiger Woods' Doctor Tony Galea Linked to Banned Doping Drugs HGH and Actovegin
Posted on 12/15/2009 8:02:24 AM PST by marshmallow
The Canadian doctor who performed a controversial medical procedure on Tiger Woods is under criminal investigation for drug violations on both sides of the border, bringing scrutiny to his colleagues, including one who worked closely with BALCO athletes and Yankee superstar Alex Rodriguez.
Dr. Tony Galea was arrested in October and his Toronto clinic was raided by Canadian authorities after his assistant was detained at the U.S.-Canadian border and reportedly found to be in possession of illegal drugs, including human growth hormone (hGH) and Actovegin - a drug extracted from calf's blood that has been banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency.
Galea flew to Woods' Windermere, Fla., home at the request of his agents to treat the golfer earlier this year with his platelet-rich plasma injection therapy, also known as "blood spinning."
Galea has attracted a mystique in sports medicine circles for his advocacy of the process, which involves spinning blood in a centrifuge and reinjecting it into injured joints in the hope of accelerating healing.
A Royal Canadian Mounted Police spokesman said charges against Galea are expected to be filed on Friday in a Toronto courtroom, and while an attorney for Galea told the Daily News that his client is innocent of any wrongdoing, U.S. anti-doping officials said that Galea is "definitely on our radar." U.S. law enforcement officials are also believed to be investigating Galea.
Galea and Mark Lindsay, a Canadian chiropractor who treated Woods and managed Rodriguez's rehabilitation this summer from hip surgery, are principals at a Toronto clinic called Affinity Health.
Lindsay also treated ex-Yankee pitcher Chien-Ming Wang, who was recovering from a hip injury, this year. He has worked with former NFL star Bill Romanowski, and sprinters Tim Montgomery and Marion Jones, who all testified in front of the grand jury that investigated the Bay......
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And now the other shoe begins to fall. . .
I’d agree with you if the PED’s came from rabbit’s blood...
Like I’ve said on these threads, I saw Woods at a tournament this year and his body was all muscle, just one big mass of it. When he was in college and even starting as a pro he was a skinny guy. Maybe they can get this doctor to talk about Woods and his other patients in return for a deal on his newly minted legal problems.
I guess,I’m going to the gym Hon,had a different meaning!
I wonder if he took Viagra?
Steroids increase your sex drive. What about Human Growth Hormone and Actovegin? That's what the doctor is being investigated for.
I thought steroids shrank the testicles.
That’s unless one of his woman’s name was “Gym”, maybe short for Gymoveive.
This may be why Woods is in hiding, he knew that once the private life stuff began to roll out that there would be other areas which would open up to reporters and quick-buck artists that “befriended” him.
When will the PGA test him for steroids. Tiger is a jucier. Hilarious that non-juicers and good guy slike Nick Watney and Phil are longer off the tee than Tiger the juicer.
If Tiger was not doing roids he would be as long as Furyk, Brain Gay or Corey Pavin who are great golfers but are not long enough. The roids would also along Tiger to control the ball better and hit through the rough.
Got to love it that Phil beat his a*s at 7 tourneys this year even after Phil took two months off to help his sick wife. Phil is 7 years older and pounds the ball further. He just bulks up and does power lifting.
Phil pawned Tiger in Shanghai HSBC where Mr. Steroid sprayed balls in the water twice on the last two holes. Nick Watney also blasted past him.
Tiger is a fraud and the PGA are bigger whores than the s*uts Tiger pays for sex. Tiger is another Barry Bonds or McGuire - a cheat, The PGA reefuses to test him for Roids and Tiger was terrified the FL cops would make him take a blood test. He is a juicer.
Holy crap! One of these guys worked with Romanowski? He was the biggest juicer going. Tiger is doing roids - no doubt.
If ANY other golfer were associated with these people - the PGA would be all over them. What BS.
Tiger is cheap, he does not pay for sex.........won’t even help them out if they ask, instead he drops them. I am sure he is desperate to keep his wife from getting any alimony or settlements.
Blame it on Canada :)
I thought steroids shrank the testicles
...Yup. Body counteracts all the extra test by reducing the natural output, this the side effect.
But, there are other meds that counter that, I believe a female fertility drug, so there shouldn’t be any shrinkage.
But, I doubt Tiger is taking steroids. Guessing something like HGH, with an advanced masking agent.
We’ve seen this story before, with BALCO, Clemons, A-Rod, etc. Why does Tiger need a foreign Dr. to come to his home for some special treatment? Couldn’t be done anywhere else? Mayo? That hospital he visited twice a couple of weeks ago?
I was in their gunsights all week last week for being suspicious about Woods and his damn roids.
Where are they now in light of this revelation about Cheetah Roids? Hopefully Jack Nicklaus can maintain his records afterall, since Roid Boy is a cheater in more than one way.
♪ ♪ ♪ "I'm a ROID MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm a ROID MAN!!!! I'M A RRRRRRRRRRRROID MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!" ♪ ♪ ♪
How he bulked up and started to look like an NFL player after the age of 25? It was very strange.
Most guys have all the muscle mass they will ever have by the time they are 21.
Roid rage .... it explains his nasty temperment for sure.
The papparazi are going to roast Cheetah Roids over an open flame for this stuff, and justifiably so.
It is so obvious. The PGA is blind and dumb. Golf has been around for 400 years and the pGA have sold out the game for this clown. It really really sucks when you see honest guys busting their a*s like Phil, Nick Watney, Lucas, Zack, Hunter and a bunch more who do it the honest way. The PGA and Golf Channel treat them like second class citizens.
The extra muscle improves stamina, club control etc. So obvious to with his roid rage of swearing and throwing clubs. He has disgraced golf. When is the PGA going to do their job? Disgraceful.
If he is caught, he may be finished or may get a pass like A-Rod. Net Jets (Warren Buffett) is pals with A-Rod and Tiger. Net-Jets is staying with Tiger.
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