Thursday, August 03, 2006

Ting's Father Put on Probation by Board

Bay Area orthopedic surgeon Arthur Ting, right, the father of former USC players Brandon and Ryan Ting, is serving a five-year probation for distributing "dangerous drugs and controlled substances to friends and acquaintances, particularly athletes, for whom he kept no medical records or for whom the medical records were fictitious, inadequate or inaccurate," according to state medical records, the L.A. Times reported. According to an earlier report in the San Francisco Chronicle, Ting has twice been disciplined by the state medical board and his probation runs through 2009. Brandon Ting quit the Trojans last week, and it was revealed Tuesday that he had tested positive for steroids. Twin brother Ryan joined Brandon in leaving the team, citing the twins' desire to concentrate on their medical school ambitions. Arthur Ting reportedly appeared as a witness before a grand jury considering possible perjury charges against baseball's Barry Bonds, one of Arthur's many sports clients.

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