The New York Times has a long story
on a high-end Canadian sports doctor who got arrested crossing the
border with Human Growth Hormone. Tiger Woods is one of his patients.
End of story? No, it's a little more complicated. The doc says that the HGH is for himself, and, judging by the 50 year old's picture, he looks like he does partake. He says, you don't need an expensive Canadian doctor to fly in to to provide you with HGH.
Which is true. I know two identical twin businessmen. One has prescriptions for HGH and ritalin, the other is into a sort of Christian Zen spirituality, and the difference in personal affect is striking: one is very energizing to be around, the other is very calming to talk to.
Instead, says the Canadian doc, what he provides athletes is his special "platelet" treatment, and he was just called in by Tiger's agent to help him recover faster from his knee surgery.
But, it looks like the topic that I raised in May: Is Tiger a Juicer? is now in play in the media.