NFL | Police and courts: Shortt sentenced
Mon, 17 Jul 2006 09:53:37 -0700
The Associated Press reports Dr. James Shortt pleaded guilty in March to one federal count of conspiracy to distribute anabolic steroids and human growth hormone. Prosecutors have said current and former members of the Carolina Panthers were some of Shortt's patients. Monday, July 17, Shortt was sentenced to one year and one day in prison. Chief U.S. District Judge Joe Anderson ordered Shortt to pay the minimum fine, $500, and a $100 special assessment. He also will serve two years on supervised release. The maximum sentence for the charge was five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.