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Senators, Nationals mentioned in steroid case

McLEAN, Va. - A Northern Virginia chiropractor was arrested on drug charges Tuesday after a co-defendant accused him of supplying steroids to members of two Washington-area professional sports teams.

One of the two teams, the NHL's Washington Capitals, acknowledged that some of their players had received "routine chiropractic services" from the suspect but denied that any players received steroids.

Douglas O. Nagel, 50, of Reston, was arrested in Virginia and charged by Florida authorities with seven counts of soliciting to deliver a controlled substance, specifically steroids. The Polk County (Fla.) Sheriff's Office alleges that Nagel received regular shipments of steroids, including testosterone and nandrolone, from Richard Andrew Thomas of Lakeland, Fla. Thomas has since pleaded guilty in federal court to possessing steroids with intent to sell. He awaits sentencing.

According to an affidavit, Thomas told police that Nagel boasted about supplying steroids to members of the Capitals and MLB's Washington Nationals. Police make no allegations about whether they believe Nagel was supplying professional athletes. - AP

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