Canadian physician Anthony Galea, who has reportedly treated sports stars such as Alex Rodriguez, is under investigation for smuggling and selling illegal drugs in Canada. The link between A-Rod & Doctor Galea is unclear, but Rodriguez is being questioned by Feds regarding the full extent treatment he received under the physician’s care. Continue reading below for the full story, as well as pictures and video!
Other than a minor car accident, Rodriguez has had a relatively quiet off season as compared to last year, when he announced his use of performance enhancing drugs. Now, despite his best efforts, he is having to respond once more to questions about further drug use in his career.
A-Rod & Doctor Galea apparently met years earlier in the prolific baseball player’s career, and it is about this and subsequent encounters which Alex is being questioned. When asked by the press to comment on Galea’s conduct, he said:
“I can’t really get into that, I have to speak to those guys first. I’ve just got to wait for instructions.”
Actovegin, which is illegal in both Canada and the U.S.A., is a drug derived from calf’s blood and is most commonly used for healing purposes. Galea first came under the Fed’s scrutiny when his assistant Mary Anne Catalano was stopped at the border and vials of Human Growth Hormone and other controlled substances were found in her car.
Now, the Fed is interviewing the gamut of big sports names who have reportedly been treated by Galea, a list including such names as Jose Reyes, Tiger Woods, and, of course, Alex Rodriguez. I’m not sure if this will lead to any further breakthroughs about professional athlete’s drug use, but this kind of negative publicity can’t help embattled stars such as Tiger Woods. Reyes, on the other hand, seems unfazed:
“They just asked me basically how I met the guy and stuff like that and what he put in my body. I explained to them what he (was) doing. … I don’t worry about anything. I didn’t do anything wrong.”
Hopefully he didn’t! Do you think that there was anything amiss about A-Rod & Doctor Galea’s relationship, or is this just a flash in the pan? Let us know in the comment section below!
Also, check out more pictures and in case you missed it, video of Alex’s admission right here!
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