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Doctor indicted on giving steroids to NFL players

Updated: September 21, 2005, 9:36 PM ET
Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- A doctor who was accused in a television report of writing illegal steroid prescriptions for three former Carolina Panthers players has been indicted on federal charges.

James M. Shortt was charged with 29 counts of distributing steroids and human growth hormones as well as a conspiracy charge, U.S. Attorney Johnny Gasser said Wednesday. The indictment did not specify who received the drugs.

But a person familiar with the indictment said they were current and ...

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