Investigators for MLB have struck out again in seeking cooperation from a Toronto-based sports doctor, as well as his former assistant, who previously injected pro athletes with HGH and other banned substances.
Mary Anne Catalano, the former lead assistant to a Canadian doctor accused of treating professional athletes with performance-enhancing drugs, avoided jail time as expected and was sentenced to one year of unsupervised probation.
Anthony Galea, a Toronto-based doctor accused of injecting U.S. professional athletes with HGH and other substances, is expected to enter a guilty plea at a hearing Wednesday in federal district court in Buffalo, ESPN.com has learned.
The former assistant to a Toronto doctor accused of injecting pro athletes with healing substances, including human growth hormone, isn't likely to cooperate with potential investigations by the athletes' pro sports leagues.
Anthony Galea frantically crisscrossed the country last summer and injected U.S. professional athletes with human growth hormone and other substances, according to legal documents ESPN has obtained from a Canadian court.
The attorney for Canadian sports physician Dr. Anthony Galea is encouraged by the recent string of denials from top professional athletes that his client incorporated human growth hormone as part of their treatment in healing from injuries.
A scheduled Tuesday court appearance for Mary Anne Catalano, a former assistant to a controversial Canadian doctor who has treated a bevy of elite athletes, including Tiger Woods, has been extended until March 12 in U.S. District Court in Buffalo.
U.S. Customs officials got onto the trail of a Canadian doctor after an assistant was found in possession of growth hormone and other drugs purportedly intended for Dr. Anthony Galea while being questioned at a border crossing into Buffalo.
Steve Courson, Terry Long, Rocky Bleier and others from the team's past were linked to performance-enhancing drugs. Dr. Richard Rydze, who served on the Steelers' medical staff for over two decades, is the latest.
Convicted steroid distributor Kirk Radomski told ESPN.com that while he was moving a broken television off a dresser, he found a shipping receipt for human growth hormone that he claims to have sent to Roger Clemens' Houston home in 2002 or 2003.