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SFC: Byrd ordered HGH

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by farmerjerome, Oct 21, 2007.

  1. farmerjerome

    farmerjerome Active Member

    I didn't see a thread on this, so:


    Paul Byrd, the veteran pitcher who has helped the Cleveland Indians reach the brink of the World Series, bought nearly $25,000 worth of human growth hormone and syringes from a Florida anti-aging clinic that was targeted by law enforcement for illegally distributing performance-enhancing drugs, business records show.

    Byrd made 13 purchases from the Palm Beach Rejuvenation Center between August 2002 and January 2005, according to the records. During those years, he pitched for the Kansas City Royals, the Atlanta Braves and the Los Angeles Angels.

    Paying with a credit card, Byrd spent $24,850 to buy more than 1,000 vials of growth hormone, an injectable prescription drug with muscle-building properties, and hundreds of syringes.

    The records reviewed by The Chronicle included Byrd's purchase and shipping orders, payment data and other information, including his birth date and Social Security number. The records were provided by a confidential news source, who said the orders were consistent with an athlete's personal use of growth hormone.

    Seriously, did he buy it with his credit card?
  2. Chef

    Chef Active Member


    This should end interestingly.
  3. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

  4. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    MLB leaked this now so the Indians would be totally finished off! It's a damn conspiracy!
  5. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    NOW so the Indians would implode? You've SEEN the past two games.

    We're well past implosion.
  6. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

  7. "The records were provided by a confidential news source, who said the orders were consistent with an athlete's personal use of growth hormone."

    The crusade goes on.
    I'm enobled.
  8. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    The drug would appear to have had limited effect on Byrd's physique, except for making him look about 20 years older than 36.
  9. LiveStrong

    LiveStrong Active Member

    Sounds like every team is going to have to deal with some allegations once Mitchell's investigation results are released later this year.
  10. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    Yeah, wouldn't be surprised if Old Man Schill (who looked 50 on the mound last night) gets implicated, myself.
  11. Chuck~Taylor

    Chuck~Taylor Active Member

    Ok seriously, am I the only one who thinks this is crazy? It's like every 2 weeks, another MLB'er is outted on steriods now. Now I know baseball has gone through a lot of things(Sox scandal, strike) and has come back strong, but this is just amazing to me. At what point do fans just say "What kind of sport am I watching over here?".
    It's getting to the point where I wouldn't even be surprised to see if A-Rod was doing this stuff.
  12. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

    As a Yankees fan, this is getting pretty annoying after the whole Rogers thing last year. (ducking from irrelevant Giambi responses).
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