20 May 2010

The Galea scandal

On Tuesday the U.S. filed a criminal complaint against Anthony Galea, a Canadian doctor who allegedly brought into the United States "merchandise contrary to law," specifically the unapproved drug actovegan.

The complaint itself is sparse, but supporting affidavits are attached, and the gist of them is that Galea has been helping NFL players and athletes in other sports dope themselves up.

I have nothing specially to say about this, but each of the following five blogs has something:

1. HotNewsTrend focuses on a Tiger Woods connection.

2. ObsessedWithSports uses this complaint as a window into the different worlds of baseball on the one hand and football on the other.

3. Geoff Shackelford calls it a "dreadful picture on many levels.".

4. Celebrity Dirty Laundry has a brief entry on the matter. Says very little.

5. And Tony Monkovic, on The New York Times' blog, notes that "no athlete wants to be linked to Galea these days — and for Woods to have an association of any kind with him still has the power to shock." Not really courting controversy here, are we Tony?

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