Dad Who Gave Son Steroids Is Given 6-Year Sentence
Published: Jan 8, 2008
TAMPA - Saying he hopes to send a message to parents of athletes who want to excel, a federal judge on Monday gave a six-year sentence to a father who gave his son steroids.
James Gahan admitted giving the synthetic testosterone and human growth hormone to his son, Corey, a champion in-line skater, who was banned from the sport, for at least two years, beginning in 2003, when the boy was 13.
James Gahan later lied about his involvement, accusing his son's trainer and a clinic operator of giving the boy drugs without his knowledge, Gahan's plea agreement states.
"I apologize to my family and to the court for my actions that have brought us here, most importantly my son," Gahan said. "There is no excuse for what I've done … I have made some bad choices."
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