So, I’m reading this Times Union feature on the raid of a Florida steroids center (hat tip to BaseballThinkFactory.org) – as it caught my eye that the article fingers Gary Matthews Jr. as a user of PEDs – and then my mind starts to wander/wonder…
First, to the Times Union report:
ORLANDO, Fla. — A downtown pharmacy here was raided by a law enforcement task force on Tuesday, apparently as a result of a large New York state grand jury investigation into Internet drug sales.
The unusual inquiry, led by Albany County’s district attorney, has taken New York narcotics agents and a federal task force deep inside a maze of shadowy pharmacies and Web sites that have reaped millions of dollars in profit by allegedly exploiting federal and state prescription laws, according to court records.
More than two dozen doctors, pharmacists and business owners have been, or will be, arrested in the coming days on sealed indictments charging them with various felonies for unlawfully distributing steroids and other controlled substances, records show.
The Times Union has learned that investigators in the year-old case, which had remained quiet until now, uncovered evidence that testosterone and other performance-enhancing drugs may have been fraudulently prescribed over the Internet to current and former Major League Baseball players, National Football League players, college athletes, high school coaches, and a former Mr. Olympia champion and another top contender in the bodybuilding competition.
And, then, to the recent news on Johnny Damon -
Yankees center fielder Johnny Damon rejoined the team Monday after a two-day excused absence to tend to a personal matter.
Damon spent the weekend at home with his family in the Orlando area. He didn’t discuss specifics, but said the issue has been resolved. He said it did not involve his father or infant daughter, who was born in January.
“Everything is great,” he said. “Fortunately a little personal matter that I had take to care of was in February and not in June or July or anytime during the season. I feel a lot better today than a couple days ago. Something was worrying me and I took care of it. It’s a non-issue now.”
Orlando, Orlando….going once, twice…..
Nah. It can’t be, can it?
Man, would that ever stink. Forget that I even wandered and wondered about it.