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The recent news, of Dr. Anthony Galea pleading guilty to “bringing unapproved drugs, including human growth hormone, into the United States”, begs the question: did Tiger Woods take steroids? What makes this question even more interesting is the fact that Dr. Galea “is not licensed to practice medicine in the U.S.”
The question then becomes a two part one: why would Woods need to see an unlicensed doctor, when he could just as easily see a licensed doctor? Did he go to Dr. Galea because he wanted something that a licensed doctor couldn’t offer (such as steroids)?
Galea and his lawyers claim, that he legally, “administered what’s known as platelet-rich plasma therapy to some athletes, including golf star Tiger Woods.” The treatment is legal in sports; However, Galea himself might have sealed his own fate, by admitting that he occasionally, “injected a cocktail of drugs to help injured athletes recover faster.
This mixture included, at times, human growth hormone — a drug banned in sport — as well as Acotovegin – a derivative of calf’s blood not approved for use in humans in the U.S. or Canada.”
Further information also might hint to the possibility of Tiger Woods taking steroids, including the fact that “In the plea agreement, Galea says he injected human growth hormone into the knees of some athletes to treat joint inflammation”. Tiger Woods is known to have had knee surgery and has admitted to having ties with Dr, Galea.
Another fact that could be telling is Dr. Galea’s ties to other athletes besides Woods. Galea is known to have treated other star athletes, one of which is known to be third baseman Alex Rodriguez (of the Yankees), who admitted to taking steroids before the start of the 2009 baseball season.
The ultimate question is: Was Tiger Woods one of the patients who Dr. Galea injected with this “cocktail of drugs”, that included the illegal substances, human growth hormone (HGH) and Acotovegin? Despite the question being far from answered, all the known knowledge so far, might pointedly lead one to believe that it isn’t out of the realm of possibility that Tiger Woods took steroids.
The question is: did Tiger Woods take steroids?