ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Troy Glaus
declined to address accusations that he received
performance-enhancing drugs from a Florida pharmacy under
investigation for illegally distributing prescription medications.
Glaus, a four-time All-Star, received multiple shipments of
nandrolone and testosterone between September 2003 and May 2004,
SI.com reported Friday.
"I respect the fact that you guys have a job to do. I expect
that you certainly have some questions. I am not going to comment
on the story," Glaus told reporters before Saturday night's game
at Tampa Bay. "I hope you respect that at this time."
Glaus appeared shaken by the situation when he talked briefly
outside the Blue Jays' clubhouse prior to batting practice. He led
the AL with 47 homers in 2000 and was MVP of the 2002 World Series
for the Anaheim Angels, then missed large stretches in 2003 and
2004 because of shoulder problems.
Major League Baseball has already asked to meet with him.
"At this point I'm just trying to get ready for a game, and
help us get into the playoff hunt," Glaus said.
Glaus received shipments at a Corona, Calif., address that
traces to the player, SI.com said, citing a source in Florida with
knowledge of a Signature Pharmacy client list. SI.com said its
information dealt only with receipt of steroids and not use.
Prescriptions written in Glaus' name were obtained through New
Hope Health Center, a California-based clinic, and were sent through
Signature, SI.com said. The prescribing physician was Dr. Ramon
Scruggs, currently on probation and prohibited from prescribing
drugs over the Internet, SI.com said.
Signature is at the center of an investigation by the Albany
County (N.Y.) district attorney's office. The probe recently led to
the NFL suspensions of New England Patriots safety Rodney Harrison
and Dallas Cowboys quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson. A third NFL
person involved in the investigation is Dr. Richard Ryzde, one of
the Pittsburgh Steelers' team doctors. He earlier had been fired by