Santana Moss was among the athletes that received hGH from Dr. Anthony Galea, Rick Maese of the Washington Post reported on Thursday morning.
The Buffalo News had previously reported that Moss was a patient of Galea’s and has been questioned by the government. It was unclear whether Moss had received hGH until Maese’s report.
Before Moss’ name was attached to the investigation of Galea, the receiver stopped to talk with Washington Post reporter Barry Svrluga on Wednesday.
The transcript is telling. Moss did not feel comfortable with the conversation, even though he wasn’t being implicated — yet. Unfortunately for Moss, it’s a conversation he’s going to have to get used to in the coming weeks.
If Moss admits his hGH use to the NFL, like Rodney Harrison did in 2007, Moss seems likely to be suspended.
The full transcript of the conversation is after the jump, courtesy of Syrluga:
Syrluga: “Are you at all surprised to hear that HGH
about someone on this team?”
A: “I’ll talk about football. I don’t know about
nothing else. I ain’t got nothing to do with nothing that ain’t about
Q: “Okay, well, just to be
clear, have you ever met this guy [Dr. Anthony] Galea?”
A: “Like I said, I ain’t got nothing to do with
that. I ain’t got nothing to do with it. You want to talk about
Redskins, I’ll give you an interview. We ain’t talking about Redskins
Q: “But the guy was on this team. That makes him a
A: “What that got to do with me?”
Q: “Well, does it have anything to do with you?”
A: “I’m just saying to you bro, you come to me right
now, and I appreciate you coming to me the right way. I’m telling you
right now, I’m talking about football. You talk about football, anything
else out of that, no. You say, ‘Santana, I got something to talk to you
about,’ then if it’s about me, then I’ll talk to you about it.”
Q: “But here’s what I’m saying to you, Santana. You can
put it to bed right now if it’s not you.”
A: “What you want to do?”
Q: “I just want to ask …”
A: “I’m telling you, if you want to talk about
football, we can talk about football. I’m not going to answer none of
your questions about somebody else unless it’s pertaining to me. You
know what I’m saying? Other than that, it’s football.”
Q: “But what I’m saying, I want to make sure it doesn’t
have anything to do with you.”
A: “Until they say it has something to do with me,
then we can talk about it. See what I’m saying?”