Documents Link QB Couch to Steroids

Source accuses 1999 No. 1 draft pick of using performance enhancers
By Joseph Fasano,  Newser User
Posted Aug 29, 2007 3:19 AM CDT
Tim Couch, former National Football League quarterback and number one draft pick out of Kentucky, left, works out for the Jacksonville Jaguars during the second day of training camp in this July 29, 2007...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Former Jaguar Tim Couch ingested human growth hormone and anabolic steroids to recover from a shoulder injury and help him bounce back from a three-year hiatus with the NFL, charges a source close to the quarterback's  former nutritionist . Documents outlining Couch's drug regimen were obtained by Yahoo Sports.

Couch, who has confessed to a history with human growth human but denies using other drugs, says he has no knowledge of the documents, and his ex-nutritionist claims the "worthless" papers were falsely created. The news is the latest frustration for the 1999 No. 1 draft pick, whom the Jaguars dumped this year after an unpromising preseason. (Read more Tim Couch stories.)