PITTSBURGH (AP) — A pharmacist and a nurse have been scheduled to waive indictment and plead guilty next month to charges that they helped a former Pittsburgh Steelers team doctor illegally distribute anabolic steroids.
An attorney for the pharmacist, 46-year-old William Sadowski, didn't immediately comment on court filings that show he'll plead on Nov. 5 before a federal judge in Pittsburgh along with 51-year-old John Gavin, a nurse who formerly worked for Dr. Richard Rydze (ridz). Court records don't list an attorney for Gavin, who didn't respond to a message left on his home phone.
Ridz was arrested last week and charged with conspiring to distribute the body-building substances and other drugs. The alleged steroids conspiracy began a few months after the Steelers cut Rydze from their medical staff. The team and Rydze have previously said he didn't supply steroids to Steelers players.