Grand Jury Indicts Dad in Skating Steroid Case

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Grand Jury Indicts Dad in Skating Steroid Case

Postby Robert on Thu Mar 15, 2007 2:54 pm

From the Washington Post:

Indictment: Father Provided Steroids
Inline Skater Son Had Flunked Drug Test

Thursday, March 15, 2007; Page E03

In what is believed to be the first U.S. case in which the parent of an athlete sanctioned by a sports drug-testing agency subsequently faced federal drug distribution charges, the father of a teenage inline skater serving a competition ban for flunking a drug test has been indicted for providing steroids to his son, court documents show.

A federal grand jury in Tampa indicted James Gahan on charges of possessing and distributing the anabolic steroid testosterone to a minor between June 2005 and October 2006, according to the indictment filed last week in U.S. District Court in the middle district of Florida.
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James Gahan, who faces more than a year in prison, sought legal protection for his son so he could attend a 2005 world championship event in China soon after the positive test, court documents show. That request was denied. Corey Gahan at first claimed he did not take any performance-enhancing drugs, according to the documents.

But after Tampa-based federal authorities, who had indicted a coach and trainer connected to Gahan, provided the USADA with evidence Corey Gahan had used performance-enhancing drugs, he accepted the ban, Tygart said. Evidence showed he had used testosterone, the steroid nandrolone and human chorionic gonadtropin (a pregnancy hormone often used in conjunction with steroids to prevent shrinkage of the testicles).

Gahan, a national champion in 2004 and runner-up in 2005, relinquished those titles and forfeited a national indoor speed record for 1,500 meters that he set in 2005.

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In a story last year, Jim Gahan defended himself, saying he and his son "were duped by a doctor and trainer who gave Corey steroids instead of vitamins."
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Postby Robert on Thu Mar 15, 2007 4:38 pm

Here's the background on the story:
http://inlineplanet.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=416
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Postby The Major on Thu Mar 15, 2007 8:09 pm

In a story last year, Jim Gahan defended himself, saying he and his son "were duped by a doctor and trainer who gave Corey steroids instead of vitamins."


Why do those Doctors do that?
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