Attorney: Tiger never received PEDs from doctor
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
The attorney for one of the main witnesses in the Anthony Galea case said that Tiger Woods never received performance-enhancing drugs as a patient, according to a report Tuesday in the New York Daily News.
According to the report, Rod Personius, an attorney for Mary Anne Catalano, Galea’s former assistant, said in an email, “I tell you categorically that Tiger did not receive either banned or performance-enhancing drugs when treating with Dr. Galea.”
Last week, Galea pleaded guilty in Buffalo federal court to bringing unapproved drugs, including human growth hormone, into the U.S. Many of the U.S. charges were dismissed as part of Galea’s plea deal. He also agreed to cooperate with investigators and disclose treatments used by his patients.
Woods is skipping this week’s British Open because of injuries to his left knee and Achilles’ tendon. He said in the past that he has been treated by Galea but denied using performance-enhancing drugs during his career.
“The suggestion in the media through speculation that (Woods) did (receive PEDs from Galea), while perhaps understandable given the vagueness of the currently available information, is both irresponsible and grossly unfair,” Personius said, according to the Daily News.
Woods met with authorities who were investigating Galea in June 2010.
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