Magazine Links Doctor, Steroids

Posted: September 28, 1988

SEOUL, South Korea — Sports Illustrated is reporting in this week's issue that disgraced Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson received injections of anabolic steroids in late May from a doctor on the Caribbean island nation of St. Kitt's.

The magazine identified the physician as Jamie Astaphan, from whom Johnson had sought treatment for a hamstring pull suffered 10 days earlier.

Astaphan denied the story to reporters in Toronto and again last night on ABC's "Nightline."

"These charges are totally untrue and unfounded," he said.

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