Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Santana Moss to face more scrutiny
By Dan Graziano
Now that Washington Redskins wide receiver Santana Moss has told teammates he was treated by a Canadian doctor charged with smuggling human growth hormone, he'll face even more scrutiny. Redskins defensive lineman Phillip Daniels said that Moss told him that he met with Dr. Anthony Galea on three occasions, but that he did not use any banned substances.
Daniels said he believes his teammate is "telling the truth" and Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said Wednesday that he does not think Moss will be suspended. On Tuesday, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell vowed to investigate the situation but he didn't specifically comment on Moss' involvement. Now that Moss has admitted being Galea's patient, Goodell can probably afford to be a little more specific.
It wouldn't surprise me if Moss is asked to visit with Goodell in New York soon. It doesn't appear that the feds are interested in prosecuting any of the NFL players involved with Galea, but that won't prevent Goodell from potentially punishing players if he concludes that they used a banned substance.
The league isn't allowed to administer blood testing, which is the only way to detect HGH. On Monday, Cowboys veteran Keith Brooking told me that he'd have no problem with players having to undergo blood tests for HGH.
Of course, the players' union doesn't share that opinion at this point and you can bet that all of this will come up during CBA negotiations.