In December, word emerged that a Canadian doctor who treats many athletes including NFL players is under investigation for giving HGH to patients.
The report received extra attention because one of Dr. Tony Galea’s patients is Eldrick Woods, prompting the then-nascent media Tiger pile to breathlessly wonder whether Woods is using performance-enhancing drugs, unless of course he isn’t.
Now, David Espstein and Melissa Segura of SI.com report that federal law enforcement officials have advised “a number of world-class athletes” that they should expect to receive grand jury subpoenas regarding the Galea case.
The report names Broncos quarterback Chris Simms and former Browns running back Jamal Lewis as patients of Dr. Galea. The December report identified Simms and Raiders receiver Javon Walker as Galea patients.
Since the NFL doesn’t test for HGH, players find themselves disciplined for its use when caught with it, admitting to its use, or when their names appear as customers of folks who sell or dispense it.