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Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 03/24/2010

Matt Bradley, Shaone Morrisonn comment on steroids investigation

Update: Caps owner Ted Leonsis just posted a long blog entry with his thoughts about the investigation and the players' names being leaked to the media, adding that he hopes "yesterday's surprise questioning has put an end to future rumormongering and the desire to grab headlines." Read it here.

Here's Matt Bradley on his interview with investigators after Douglas Owen Nagel, a chiropractor with ties to the Caps, was arrested on steroids charges (video below, abbreviated transcript follows):

On his visits with the doctor: "I have a bad back sometimes and it kind of comes and goes, so I might see him three times one month and then not see him again for six months, so I don't know exact numbers, but I've been to him at least a dozen times. ... I think I might have seen him once this year."

On any knowledge of Nagel's purchase of steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs: He was a good guy, and like I said, I went in there for quick adjustments -- I was in there probably five, 10 minutes at a time. ... There was not much personal talk. ...

They were just basically asking us for information about what we knew, more about what our relationship was with him and not so much about him because, like I said, none of us know him personally. We've been there for treatment and that's it, that's as far as it goes."

And here are defenseman Shaone Morrisonn's comments:

On what the investigators asked: Just if we'd seen Dr. Nagel for treatment, and if he tried to give us anything, offer us any substances, and that was basically it. [The interview] was like five minutes. I haven't seen him since 2008, so I didn't have that much to say to them. ... I saw him for maybe two hours in the last five years."

On dealing with the distraction: "We have nothing to hide here, we're all tested throughout the year, the NHL has a testing policy and it's not an issue for this team. We're focused on the game tonight."

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