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Fri, 12 Aug 2005 22:22:33 -0700
Charles Chandler, of the Charlotte Observer, reports former Carolina Panthers Pro Bowl TE Wesley Walls was a patient of the South Carolina doctor at the center of a federal steroids investigation, according to an HBO report Friday Aug. 12. The "Costas Now" program did not say whether Walls obtained NFL-banned steroids or related substances from Dr. James Shortt. However, Shortt told interviewer Armen Keteyian that he provided anabolic steroids to about half of the one-to-two dozen NFL players he treated and that he injected human growth hormone (HGH) into most of them. Steroids and HGH are not allowed by the NFL or major pro sports. HGH is difficult to detect because scientists have yet to develop a reliable urine or blood test. Walls, who is retired, did not return telephone messages left Friday by the Observer and declined comment to HBO. He becomes the seventh Panther to be identified as a patient of Shortt. HBO also named ex-Panthers DE John Milem and two players from other teams - ex- New York Jets, San Francisco 49ers and Washington Redskins OG Dave Fiore and former Atlanta Falcons DE Henry Taylor - as patients of Shortt. Milem, the only player interviewed on the program, said he received HGH and supplements from Shortt. Taylor was quoted as saying he got HGH from Shortt but, in retrospect, said he exhibited poor judgment. Fiore's agent, Arthur Weiss, was quoted as saying Fiore saw Shortt twice to receive medical treatment for joint injuries, but that he never received a banned substance. CBS reported in March that C Jeff Mitchell, P Todd Sauerbrun and OT Todd Steussie filled prescriptions written by Shortt for NFL-banned steroids. Only Mitchell remains with the Panthers. Sauerbrun was traded to the Denver Broncos in May. Steussie plays for Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Tue, 27 Aug 2002 14:25:10 -0700
Panthers.com reports the Carolina Panthers have placed DE John Milem on IR.
Thu, 22 Aug 2002 22:49:42 -0700
Steve Reed reports for the Gaston Gazette Carolina Panthers DE John Milem (shoulder) will miss Friday's pre-season game.
Mon, 29 Jul 2002 03:46:21 -0700
Steve Reed for the Gaston Gazette reports the Carolina Panthers have placed DE John Milem (knee) on the physically unable to perform list.
Wed, 24 Jul 2002 06:50:23 -0700
The Charlotte Observer reports Carolina Panthers DE John Milem (knee) has not been cleared to practice with the team when training camp starts. He is, however, making progress.
Thu, 02 May 2002 19:34:46 -0700
Panthers.com reports QB Chris Weinke (shoulder surgery), DE John Milem (knee) and WR Patrick Jeffers (knee) will sit out the Carolina Panthers mini-camp this weekend.
Tue, 20 Nov 2001 16:55:44 -0800
Panthers.com reports the Carolina Panthers have signed DE Gillis Wilson off of the New York Giants practice squad and placed DE John Milem (knee) on injured reserve. The team also added WR Anthony Bright to their practice squad and waived LB Jeff Posey.
Mon, 19 Nov 2001 14:42:20 -0800
Panthers.com reports Carolina Panthers head coach George Seifert said WR Karl Hankton (broken arm) will have his right arm operated on and he'll be out "a few weeks." DL John Milem (knee) suffered a torn ACL and will be out for the remainder of the season. OL Chris Terry (Achilles') was inactive over the weekend but could return to action this week.
Sun, 18 Nov 2001 22:33:36 -0800
The Charlotte Observer reports Carolina Panthers special teams player/WR Karl Hankton broke his right forearm in today's game. Coach George Seifert didn't speculate on whether he'd return this year. Also injured, DEs John Milem (medial collateral ligament knee sprain) and Mike Rucker (groin) and LB Nate Hemsley (MCL knee sprain). Seifert said he didn't know if any would miss practice. Updating an earlier story, Muhsin Muhammad (shoulder sprain) missed the second half of today's game.
Wed, 31 Oct 2001 15:04:20 -0800
Panthers.com reports the Carolina Panthers have claimed DE John Milem off waivers from the San Francisco 49ers and released LB Rob Holmberg.
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