Sheriff: No Capitals links to steroids

ARLINGTON, Va., March 24 (UPI) -- Florida authorities say they found no evidence that Washington Capitals hockey players were involved in suspected steroid use.

Investigators from the Polk County, Fla., Sheriff's office Tuesday interviewed three Capitals players, head Coach Bruce Boudreau, assistant Coach Dean Evason and trainer Greg Smith and came away with no evidence they had received banned substances, The Washington Post reported.


The newspaper said Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd indicated authorities "had no reason not to believe" denials from the Capitals that they have gotten performance-enhancing drugs from Reston, Va., chiropractor Douglas Nagel, who was arrested this week in connection with an alleged steroid distribution ring.

Players Eric Fehr, Matt Bradley and Shaone Morrisonn told the Post the interviews were brief, cordial and were focused on Nagel rather than on them.

"There's nothing to be found there (and) we cooperated fully," Boudreau said. "So hopefully it's done."

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