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Wednesday, July 24, 2013
A-Rod doctor explains steroid link

By Andrew Marchand

The state of New Jersey reprimanded Alex Rodriguez' doctor this past February on the basis that Dr. Michael Gross was not properly supervising an unlicensed employee.

As part of the report filed by the state attorney general, Dr. Michael Gross failed to "adequately ensure proper patient treatment involving the prescribing of hormones, including steroids" at the Acting Center for Health & Wellness.

"These were not anabolic steroids," Gross told ESPNNewYork.com on Wednesday night. "They weren't that stuff. We weren't treating athletes. Steroids are not illegal. They are banned in professional sports, but we weren't treating those people. We were treating people with a medical problem -- low testosterone or menopause."

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