Tiger Woods quizzed in Canadian doctor 'human growth hormone' investigation

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New York, July 1(ANI): American golfer Tiger Woods has been interviewed by authorities investigating a Canadian doctor accused of distributing human growth hormone.

Woods had earlier said that he had been treated by Toronto-based Dr. Anthony Galea, but insisted that he did not receive any performance-enhancing drugs.

"Tiger willingly spoke to the authorities and cooperated fully," Sport24 quoted Mark Steinberg, Woods' agent, as saying.

"It was confirmed that because he did nothing illegal, he is not the subject of any criminal investigation. Because there is an ongoing investigation involving others, there will be no further comment," he added.

Earlier, in October last year, Canadian authorities had charged Galea with selling Actovegin, conspiracy to import an unapproved drug, conspiracy to export a drug and smuggling.

In May, a US criminal complaint charged Galea with conspiracy, smuggling, distributing human growth hormone and introducing an unapproved drug into interstate commerce.

If convicted of the US smuggling charge, Galea could face up to 20 years in prison. The other charges carry maximum sentences of three and five years. (ANI)

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