NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times is reporting a Canadian doctor who has treated golfer Tiger Woods, swimmer Dara Torres and NFL players is suspected of providing athletes with performance-enhancing drugs, according to several people briefed on the FBI inquiry.
In a story posted on its Web site on Monday night, the newspaper reports Dr. Anthony Galea was found with human growth hormone and Actovegin, a drug extracted from calf’s blood, in his bag at the U.S.-Canada border in late September. He was arrested Oct. 15 in Toronto by Canadian police. Using, selling or importing Actovegin is illegal in the States.
Galea and his attorney say they’re confident he hasn’t broken any laws.
The newspaper reports federal investigators are basing the inquiry in part on medical records found on Galea’s computer.