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Feds raid Jason Grimsley's distributor

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by The Big Ragu, Feb 27, 2007.

  1. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Apparently they did a clean sweep down at this internet pharmacy in Orlando today. Not too many stories reporting all of the details yet, but buried in one I just saw. The Albany Times Union broke it first:

    The Times Union of Albany, N.Y., which first disclosed the investigation, reported that investigators uncovered evidence that testosterone and other performance-enhancing drugs may have been fraudulently prescribed over the Internet to current and former major league baseball and NFL players, college athletes, high school coaches, a former Mr. Olympia champion and another top contender in the bodybuilding competition.

    Apparently the Feds have at least a dozen pharmacologists and doctors in their sights, and they have evidence of illegal prescriptions going to current and former MLB and NFL players. We'll see where this leads... if they initial Fed side of the story lives up the hype.
  2. keef spoon

    keef spoon Member

    (GASP)!!!!!! NFL players use steroids, HGH and other performance-enhancers? NO WAY!!! I thought only baseball players did this!

    The baseball players nabbed in this sting will catch hell. The football players will receive a resounding collective shrug of disinterest from the football-loving media and fans.
  3. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Two other interesting tidbits:

    1) Five years ago Signature had modest sales of $500,000. Investigators tell the Times Union a booming Internet market has increased that 70 times to $35 million in sales last year.
    2) The Times Union, which first reported this story, says an Albany, New York investigator traced $150,000 in testosterone and human growth hormone purchases on a personal credit card belonging to a Pittsburgh Steelers team physician.
  4. HoopsMcCann

    HoopsMcCann Active Member

    keef, i had just hit submit on something very similar and then saw yours
  5. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    That's probably true. People expect (and accept) it in football. They don't in baseball. But at least when Roger Goodell does the dog and pony show in front of a Senate subcommittee next time around, he won't be able to hold the NFL policy up as a shining beacon again.
  6. Baseball Musings reports that Gary Matthews Jr. was a big customer of the firm that was raided.

  7. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Apparently from what I just heard, Evander Holyfield's name is going to get mixed up in this one, too.
  8. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Wait a minute, Gary Matthews Jr's career season at 32 may not have been au natural? GET OUT!!!!
  9. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    Because of this, they should take away the Steelers fraudulent Super Bowl title. Hi Oz!
  10. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Yeah but Matt Hasselback was on steroids typically reserved for equine. So the actual champion is Denver Carolina New England Tampa Bay.
  11. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    Sucks for Anaheim, huh?
  12. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member

    Did JVD's dome just explode?
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