Dr. Anthony Galea

The Canadian doctor who faced charges in the US of smuggling drugs and human growth hormone across the border has been cleared of charges up north.

Canadian authorities have issued a stay against Dr. Anthony Galea, the sports doctor known to have treated Alex Rodriguez, Tiger Woods and other high-profile athletes.

Galea was given a year of unsupervised release in US courts and faces no prison time.

A Canadian sports doctor has been spared prison time. 

52-year-old Anthony Galea of Toronto appeared in a Buffalo federal courtroom Friday afternoon for his sentencing.

Galea admitted to bringing unapproved and mislabeled drugs over the border into Buffalo.  He promoted himself as a healing specialist, who helped athletes recover from injuries. His list of clients included Tiger Woods and players from the NFL and Major League baseball.