Link between performance enhancing drugs and Tiger Woods?

Posted By: Zeke Piestrup on December 15, 2009 12:01 pm

Celebrity destruction is its own genre and Tiger Woods story is topping the charts.  At the point of, could it get any worse?, the answer is yes.

The New York Times is reporting Dr. Anthony Galea, a doctor who treated Woods after his knee surgery, is under criminal investigation in the United States and is also being investigated by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for smuggling, advertising and selling unapproved drugs and conspiracy.

Dr. Galea is to appear in a Canadian court this Friday.  Galea’s rise among world class athletes was, according to his lawyer, due to a an innovative treatment platelet-rich plasma therapy.  Although Dr. Galea has used HGH, human growth hormone, for 10 years, he says he has never treated athletes with HGH.

Dr. Galea is referred to as the “Miracle Man” by many of his patients.  NFL stars fly to see him on Tuesdays, their day off, for his treaments.  The NFL, nor the NBA test for HGH.

NFL players Chris Simms of the Denver Broncos and Javon Walker of the Oakland Raiders are both clients of Dr. Galea.  So was Olympic swimmer Dara Torres and in June of 2008, Tiger Woods.

Galea flew to Orlando to see Tiger that June.  The doctor performed his platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, and Tiger Woods was very pleased with the procedure.  So much so, that after Woods felt pain in his knee after the British Open in July, Dr. Galea flew again to Orlando to give Woods the PRP treatment a second time.

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