|10-19-2012, 06:23 PM||#1|
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Steelers Ex-Doctor Indicted For Prescribing Illegal Steroids
A former Pittsburgh Steelers doctor who left the team after investigators questioned his bulk purchase of anabolic steroids has been indicted for illegally prescribing the muscle-building aids and other drugs, the Associated Press reports.
Federal authorities don't list the team or its players as having gotten the substances from Dr. Richard Rydze, who was charged in a 185-count indictment with conspiracy to illegally distribute steroids, human growth hormone and painkillers including oxycodone.
The 62-year-old physician also is charged with health care fraud. Authorities said he falsely diagnosed more than 90 patients with pituitary dwarfism so they could receive human growth hormones and drugs meant to counteract the side-effects of steroid use. The FBI contends the patients were normal-sized adults who didn't need such substances.
Source: The Redzone
|10-20-2012, 10:50 AM||#3|
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If you dig deep enough to the original articles you can find this interesting tidbit:
After the Florida raids, Steelers president Dan Rooney issued a statement saying: "There is no evidence that Dr. Rydze prescribed or provided any hormone treatments to any of our players. Dr. Rydze has assured me that this has never happened and will never happen."
Rooney also said then the team would "continue to monitor this situation to make sure that we can continue to feel confident in our medical staff in this area." The team dropped Rydze from its roster of doctors without explanation in June 2007.
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