Dr. Anthony Galea was indicted on smuggling charges by a federal grand jury in Buffalo on Thursday, meaning that Washington Redskins wide receiver Santana Moss might eventually have to testify in his case.
Moss told teammates last spring that he was treated by Galea three times, but he never knowingly was administered HGH.
"There are no athletes charged with criminal activity," U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. told the Buffalo News. "They are viewed as witnesses, rather than as defendants, in this case. Any one of these athletes treated by Dr. Galea could be called as trial witnesses."
If Moss has to testify, the details of his relationship with Galea might be publicized. And if it is proven that Moss put into his body a substance banned by the NFL, he could face a four-game suspension.
Regarding his availability to the Redskins in the short-term, though, it's fairly safe to assume that the NFL wouldn't take any action against players until the legal process with Galea has played out, and that could be a while. No date has been set for his trial.
The Redskins, meanwhile, are totally confident Moss' availability will not be affected by this matter.
If you've got Santana Moss on your team, there's no need to panic right now.