7 Jul 2011

Tiger Woods doctor pleads guilty to use of unapproved drugs

1:55 pm on 7 July 2011

A Canadian sports doctor whose clients have included Tiger Woods and baseballer Alex Rodriguez has pleaded guilty to bringing unapproved drugs into the United States to treat athletes.

At a federal court hearing in Buffalo, Anthony Galea admitted smuggling human growth hormones and other substances over the Canadian-US border.

By pleading guilty it eliminates the need for a trial and also means there's little likelihood any evidence which could publicly identify who was on his patient list will be presented.

Both Woods and Rodriguez deny receiving any performance-enhancing drugs from Galea.

Galea could be imprisoned for up to two years.