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Doctor in Panthers steroid probe sentenced to prison

Updated: July 17, 2006, 5:09 PM ET
Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The doctor who pleaded guilty to conspiring to illegally prescribe steroids to several Carolina Panthers was sentenced Monday to one year and one day in prison.

Chief U.S. District Judge Joe Anderson delayed the date on which Shortt must report for prison until the conclusion of any possible appeals, which Anderson said were "almost certain." That could mean Shortt won't begin serving his sentence until 2008, the judge said.

Dr. James Shortt pleaded ...

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