HCG was allegedly shipped to Bell at a Philadelphia address during the 2006 season. Bell acknowledged getting HCG and said that it was prescribed for him to deal with an undisclosed medical condition. He declined to talk about the condition, citing his right to privacy concerning health issues. The drug was acquired in connection with an anti-aging facility in Arizona and cost Bell $128.80 according to Sports Illustrated.
Home run hitters aren't the only ones who may wind up being caught up in steroids. Actually, Bell's involvement could make perfect sense. One of the side effects of some steroids is helping players to recuperate quicker and stay in the lineup. Bell missed considerable playing time in 2005, but was relatively healthy last season. So far, he is unsigned for the 2007 season after his contract with the Phillies expired.
Other big sports names caught in the latest sting include Jerry Hairston, Jr., Evander Holyfield, Jose Canseco, Gary Mathews, Jr. and John Rocker.