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Doctor In Panthers' Steroid Probe Suspended By S.C. Medical Board

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners suspended the doctor involved in a steroid probe of several players with the Carolina Panthers football team.

The state medical board said it suspended Dr. James Shortt because it found him to be a "serious threat" to public health.

Shortt allegedly prescribed a banned performance-enhancing drug to three players with the Panthers -- punter Todd Sauerbrun, offensive lineman Jeff Mitchell and former lineman Todd Steussie.

Investigators said the players got the banned steroid from Shortt less than two weeks before the Panthers played in the 2004 Super Bowl.

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