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Local Pro Athlete Linked to HGH Case



    Local Pro Athlete Linked to HGH Case
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    A doctor facing criminal charges related to the distribution of performance enhancing drugs is being linked to at least one professional athlete in Washington.

    Dr. Anthony Galea is accused of supplying human growth hormones to professional football players. He has treated 23 athletes, according to court documents.

    When he was apprehended in September, Galea reportedly was on his way to D.C. to treat a professional athlete. The same athlete had been treated by Galea at least once the previous month.

    The athlete told authorities he never knowingly took HGH but admitted to using IV drips and getting B12 shots in his arm.

    "This is an ongoing federal investigation, and we have not been informed of the identity of these players," the NFL said in a statement released Tuesday afternoon. "When we have had evidence of illegal purchase, possession or use of HGH, we have imposed discipline and are fully prepared to do so again if the facts support it."

    The Washington Redskins referred all inquiries to the league offices.