The doctor implicated in prescribing steroids and HGH to major league baseball player Troy Glaus and Scott Schoeneweis finds himself in the news. Dr. Ramon Scruggs of Santa Ana, California was busted along with a veteran Cleveland, Ohio, cop. Scruggs was named in the Mitchell Report as the doc with the magic prescription pad. To the Cleveland Plain-Dealer:
Lt. Anthony Tuleta, a 27-year officer, and Dr. Ramos Scruggs of Santa Ana, Calif. were indicted Monday by a Cuyahoga County grand jury after Medical Mutual notified police about excessive amounts of steroids being prescribed, prosecutors said.
Two others were also charged.
Tuleta was suspended without pay, police said.
As we recall, Glaus and Schoeneweis suffered
severe penalties nothing at all for the drug-cheating in MLB. Meanwhile the Feds announced that Scruggs was under scrutiny, and it looks like the scrutiny led to some problems for the M.D..
The MLB player's involvement was extensive, involving New Hope Health Center in AZ, and Signature Pharmacy in Fl. Apparently no big deal since the Mitchell Report, and since April 2008 when the Fed probe was uncovered.
It might be interesting if the US wants the 2016 Olympics in Chicago, as Congress would need to enact serious anti-doping legislation that would penalize athletes who use dope to cheat in sports. Glaus and Shoeneweis would be in trouble, along with Scruggs, if that were to happen.