Steroids doctor gets probation for distribution

BY foxsports • December 8, 2009

A former medical doctor who admitted illegally prescribing performance-enhancing drugs to elite athletes has been sentenced to six months of home arrest and two years of probation. Ramon Scruggs was sentenced by a federal judge Monday after pleading guilty in June to conspiracy to distribute steroids and money laundering. Scruggs, who also lost his medical license, was charged with using his Costa Mesa medical clinic to prescribe drugs to several Major League Baseball players, other elite athletes and others including law-enforcement personnel from 2000 to 2003. Federal officials say former Major League Baseball players Scott Schoeneweis and Troy Glaus were among the athletes that Scruggs prescribed performance-enhancing drugs for.

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