David Dodd 1:48 a.m., May 18
Canadian Doctor Charged with Smuggling Treated Athlete in San Diego
Anthony Galea, a Canadian doctor charged in U.S. federal court Tuesday with smuggling and drug offenses, frantically traveled the U.S. last summer and injected professional athletes with human growth hormones (HGH) and other drugs, according to ESPN. Galea was charged in Buffalo with unlawful distribution of HGH and introduction of the unapproved drug Actovegin, among other charges. According to ESPN, the doctor made a frenetic trip around the U.S. last summer. He treated 11 athletes in Cleveland and others in Orlando, Boston, Tampa, San Francisco, New York, Washington and San Diego. Only one athlete was treated in San Diego. According to ESPN, the legal filings do not spell out whether an athlete played for a team in the city in which he was treated.