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Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 03/25/2010

Va. doctor facing steroids charges gets bond

By Washington Post editors

A Northern Virginia chiropractor who has treated members of the Washington Capitals and is facing steroids-related criminal charges in Florida has been granted bond.

A judge in Fairfax County on Thursday ordered that 50-year-old Douglas O. Nagel of Reston be released on $40,000 bond.

Police in Florida say that Nagel illegally received significant amounts of steroids from a Florida man who has pleaded guilty to criminal charges. That man, Richard Andrew Thomas, told police that Nagel boasted about giving steroids to professional athletes from several D.C. sports teams.

Nagel’s attorney, Brian West, said Nagel never gave steroids to any Capitals players. Several Caps players have acknowledged receiving chiropractic treatments from Nagel, but denied receiving steroids from him.

-- Associated Press

By Washington Post editors  | March 25, 2010; 10:18 AM ET
Categories:  Virginia  
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I hope they took his passport away. Adios.

Posted by: jckdoors | March 25, 2010 10:44 AM | Report abuse

I tried using a chiropractor once and found it offered a degree of immediate, temporary relief, but not nearly as effective as another visit I had with a physical therapist.
the physical therapist required me to do more work, but the effects have been long lasting and sucessful.
I would equate a chiropractor with someone who gives massages (not to disparage those who give massages).
They are not medical doctors, and calling one of them a doctor is more of a marketing gimmick then anything.
the idea of a chiropractor giving anyone injections of anything scares me.

Posted by: MarilynManson | March 25, 2010 12:48 PM | Report abuse

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