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AP Source: Tiger Woods interviewed in Galea probe (HGH)
Breitbart (AP) ^ | 6-30-10

Posted on 06/30/2010 8:19:37 PM PDT by truthandlife

Tiger Woods has been interviewed by federal authorities investigating a Canadian doctor accused of distributing human growth hormone, a person familiar with the investigation told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the investigation of Dr. Anthony Galea is ongoing.

Woods previously acknowledged that he's been treated by the Toronto-based doctor but insisted that he did not receive any performance-enhancing drugs.

"Tiger willingly spoke to the authorities and cooperated fully," Woods' agent, Mark Steinberg, said in an e-mail. "It was confirmed that because he did nothing illegal, he is not the subject of any criminal investigation. Because there is an ongoing investigation involving others, there will be no further comment."

The New York Times first reported Woods' interview, citing two unidentified people.

Barbara Burns, a spokeswoman for U.S. District Attorney William Hochul, declined comment.

The New York Mets' Jose Reyes and Carlos Beltran are among athletes who have said they've been contacted by federal investigators about Galea, who denies any wrongdoing.

In April, the New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez met with three officials from Major League Baseball and told them he didn't receive performance-enhancing drugs from Galea.

Galea, who is not authorized to work in the United States, is accused of repeatedly entering the country to treat professional athletes from Major League Baseball, the NFL and Professional Golfers' Association.

No athletes are identified by name in the government's criminal complaint or supporting affidavit, which describes the 50-year-old Galea traveling to meet with professional athletes in New York City, Boston, Tampa Bay, Washington and other U.S. cities from July through September of last year.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News
KEYWORDS: anthonygalea; hgh; ped; tiger; tigerwoods

1 posted on 06/30/2010 8:19:41 PM PDT by truthandlife
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To: truthandlife

...now that the PGA tests for drugs, Tiger is going to have a tough time regaining his old dominance.


2 posted on 06/30/2010 8:21:58 PM PDT by STONEWALLS
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To: STONEWALLS

Nothing like making a mountain out of a mole hill.


3 posted on 06/30/2010 8:24:03 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: truthandlife

Why, no, Mr. Tiger’s agent, Tiger would never ever, break the law, would he? Why, his reputation is clean as a whistle!


4 posted on 06/30/2010 8:25:24 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: STONEWALLS

There are some new tests for HGH but they are only using them in minor sports leagues right not to test them. I think he could still get around the HGH part but with added scrutiny on himself it might be tough to take anything.


5 posted on 06/30/2010 8:25:27 PM PDT by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: truthandlife

How many golf broadcasters did Tiger bend over? The way they fawn and gush over this sociopath I figure he must have bedded more than a few of them.


6 posted on 06/30/2010 8:27:30 PM PDT by LeonardFMason
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To: truthandlife

I am not a sports fan, but I’m assuming that HGH is considered a performance enhancing substance, and as such, prohibited for athletes, but would not be illegal for the average person, is that correct?


7 posted on 06/30/2010 8:28:11 PM PDT by Tuscaloosa Goldfinch ( T.G., global warming denier.)
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To: STONEWALLS
"...now that the PGA tests for drugs, Tiger is going to have a tough time regaining his old dominance."

There isn't a US professional sport that has adopted a testing protocol of hGH. I do remember reading several months ago that the World Anti-Doping Agency had developed a test, and it was in clinical trials. I imagine that those trials are over now, but I'm not sure.

In any event, I read just a few weeks that there still aren't any US professional sports testing for hGH, golf included. Of course, without a player's union, the PGA Tour could adopt such a testing regimen immediately, if they so desired.

8 posted on 06/30/2010 8:28:46 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: STONEWALLS

I am sure the PGA will give him an exemption.


9 posted on 06/30/2010 8:30:17 PM PDT by Frantzie (Democrats = Party of I*lam)
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To: Tuscaloosa Goldfinch
"but would not be illegal for the average person, is that correct?"

Just like steroids, so long as you have a physician's prescription, it's fine. However there are some penalties (that are rarely enforced), for obtaining such drugs without a prescription, and the penalties for such drugs are MUCH less than you'd find for schedule III drugs. Of course, if you're distributing them, that's an entirely different circumstance, as Tiger's good doctor can attest, I'm sure.

10 posted on 06/30/2010 8:31:59 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: Tuscaloosa Goldfinch
but would not be illegal for the average person, is that correct?

A U.S. physician who prescribed HGH for anything other than a legitimate endocrine disorder would be vulnerable. It would likely be a matter handled by state medical boards.

11 posted on 06/30/2010 8:33:47 PM PDT by outofstyle (Anti-socialist)
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To: truthandlife

Now I’m no expert on steroids or HGH but from what I have read the doctors are always one or two steps ahead of the testers. The best testers look for masking drugs but the masking drugs can be so varied and some look perfectly legal it is hard to catch if the user has the money. One athlete that was caught, the sport he was in evades me now, showed an elevated level of hormones but no trace of HGH.


12 posted on 06/30/2010 8:34:59 PM PDT by skimask
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To: outofstyle

I’m just curious, when did HGH go to prescription only. I remember like 10 years ago Art Bell was hawking it on his radio show-—is that the same thing?


13 posted on 06/30/2010 8:39:36 PM PDT by Fast Ed97 (Is it bad when you start to miss the Clinton years?)
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To: outofstyle
"It would likely be a matter handled by state medical boards. "

I think that's exactly right, unless this was only part of a wider criminal conspiracy - money laundering, tax evasion and the like.

Galea is in hot water because he's a Canadian doc, with no privileges in the US and had allegedly transported substantial quantities across the border. He's in about as much trouble as you can be in for distributing a hormone without a prescription.

14 posted on 06/30/2010 8:41:00 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: Fast Ed97
From "google answers" because my epocrites is not working tonight:

According to the FDA, and the penalties chapter of the FDCA (The Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act), "whoever knowingly distributes or possesses with intent to distribute human growth hormone for any use in humans other than the treatment of a disease or other recognized medical condition where such use has been authorized by the Secretary of Health and Human Services under Section 505, is guilty of an offense punishable by not more than five years in prison." This section also permits courts to impose fines of up to $250,000 for an individual or $500,000 for an organization as well as forfeiture of property used in or derived in violation of the hGH law.

15 posted on 06/30/2010 8:49:57 PM PDT by outofstyle (Anti-socialist)
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To: truthandlife
Cross-thread thought. There's been a thread going along about the murders in California at the medical marijuana place, along with a lot of arguments about legalization.

If steroids, HGH and other performance enhancers were totally unregulated, what would athletes look like?


16 posted on 06/30/2010 8:50:10 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: Fast Ed97

genuine HGH is a controlled substance, it is a steroid like substancce

it needs to be refirgerated in it’s active form

what Art Bell sold was the phony stuff that people claim causes the body to make HGH. They dont work.


17 posted on 06/30/2010 9:01:14 PM PDT by RaceBannon (RON PAUL: THE PARTY OF TRUTHERS, TRAITORS AND UFO CHASERS!!!)
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To: STONEWALLS
now that the PGA tests for drugs, Tiger is going to have a tough time regaining his old dominance.

Yes TiHgHer is guilty as charged, but the PGA should fry for this. They built a whole new genre of golf course to take advantage of Tiger & I'm sure they were aware of what they were dealing with from the get go.

18 posted on 06/30/2010 9:24:06 PM PDT by Archie Bunker on steroids (Mugabi will look like Reagan when this thing is over with)
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To: All

...and his wife is divorcing him with a 750 mil take plus preventing him from bringing his skanks around the children. LOL


19 posted on 07/01/2010 4:06:36 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: STONEWALLS

Can they test effectively for HGH?


20 posted on 07/01/2010 4:08:42 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: patriot08

“...and his wife is divorcing him with a 750 mil take plus preventing him from bringing his skanks around the children.”

And some folks are saying the $750 million will come with a non-disclosure agreement so the ex can’t talk about the use of performance enhancing drugs.


21 posted on 07/01/2010 4:53:52 AM PDT by Stevenc131
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To: STONEWALLS

Where does that nonsensical, unsubstantiated accusation come from?


22 posted on 07/01/2010 5:10:32 AM PDT by G Larry (Democrats: expediting the Destruction of America, before they lose power...)
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To: truthandlife
Sorta on the same subject, an interesting article from our neighbors to the North....

Waterloo steroid scandal is only the beginning Unless Sports Canada antes up some funding, CIS drug problem will persist

23 posted on 07/01/2010 5:17:47 AM PDT by mewzilla (Still voteless in NY-29. Over 250 roll call votes missed and counting...)
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To: G Larry
Where does that nonsensical, unsubstantiated accusation come from?

Mostly from looking at the changes in Woods' body that happened very quickly over a short period of time. Visual comparisons of readily available photos of Woods show his body building trajectory is very similar to many other athletes who have since either been caught or admitted using steroids.

24 posted on 07/01/2010 5:27:21 AM PDT by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: Richard Kimball

“...that happened very quickly over a short period of time...”

BULL!
Anyone who watches the sport, recognizes he’s been in great shape from the start. The muscle mass has increased at a steady rate.
I put on 27 lbs. of muscle in 15 months, at age 43 without illegal substances.


25 posted on 07/01/2010 7:02:48 AM PDT by G Larry (Democrats: expediting the Destruction of America, before they lose power...)
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To: G Larry
And he was seeing a Canadian Doctor who's under investigation for supplying HGH.

There's too much information out there to dismiss these allegations as "BULL." Woods' extramarital affairs were pretty well known in the sports press, but the sports press understands that their job is not to cover sports, it's to sell sports. If massive body changes combined with seeing a doctor that was involved in dispensing HGH illegally doesn't make a couple of dots that allow you to at least see a possible connection, I doubt anything I say will make any difference. Let's just say we agree to disagree.

26 posted on 07/01/2010 7:47:44 AM PDT by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: Richard Kimball

Pics are at least 10 years apart!!!!

I went from 165 to 192 in 15 months!

YOU are still speculating because there’s something about him you don’t like!


27 posted on 07/01/2010 11:15:27 AM PDT by G Larry (Democrats: expediting the Destruction of America, before they lose power...)
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To: G Larry

Yeah, yeah. Whatever. I said we disagreed. OK.


28 posted on 07/01/2010 3:41:31 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: G Larry
YOU are still speculating because there’s something about him you don’t like!

There you go, playing the race card when you are losing an argument. Great liberal tactic, don't see it much on this forum though.

Gee, TiHgHer is connected to a PED peddler, his wife is being paid 750m to close her mouth, 25% of tour players believe he uses......c'mon

29 posted on 07/01/2010 6:22:53 PM PDT by Archie Bunker on steroids (Mugabi will look like Reagan when this thing is over with)
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To: Archie Bunker on steroids

Showing your colors jerkwad?

Most folks on this forum claim to be offended by his philandering...which is what I was referring to.


30 posted on 07/01/2010 7:36:01 PM PDT by G Larry (Democrats: expediting the Destruction of America, before they lose power...)
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