Dr Richard Freeman ‘bullied by Shane Sutton to inform testosterone’ hearing told

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Dr Richard Freeman ‘bullied by Shane Sutton to inform testosterone’ hearing told

By Jack Skelton

BBC Sport at the hearing in Manchester

Dr Richard Freeman (2nd left) pictured along with his simply crew at the tribunal

Shane Sutton “bullied” Dr Richard Freeman into prescribing testosterone, the ex-British Biking and Group Sky medic has claimed.

Freeman goes by scheme of an allegation he ordered 30 Testogel sachets to British Biking headquarters in 2011 shining or believing it turned into supposed for an athlete to toughen efficiency.

But a scientific tribunal heard the testosterone turned into for musty British Biking technical director Sutton.

Sutton denies the relate.

“Shane Sutton particularly requested that I prescribed him Testogel,” mentioned Freeman’s look utter, which turned into be taught to the hearing.

“I turned into bullied into prescribing it for him.”

The prosecution opened its case in opposition to Dr Freeman on day two of the Self sustaining Medical Practitioners Tribunal in Manchester.

The Regular Medical Council’s authorized unswerving Simon Jackson QC quoted Dr Freeman’s relate from his look utter, written in September, that Dr Freeman’s crew says is now “the very fact”.

Mr Jackson mentioned that in Sutton’s utter, the Australian claims he did receive treatment and prescriptions from Dr Freeman but that these did no longer consist of Testogel and he by no procedure mentioned this treatment.

Dr Freeman also claimed in his utter that the Testogel turned into worn to address Sutton’s erectile dysfunction.

Mr Jackson mentioned Sutton denies this and the GMC’s case is that it turned into as an different worn for “micro-dosing” as a manner of bettering an athlete’s efficiency.

The prosecution mentioned Sutton, who’s scheduled to appear as a look on Monday and Tuesday, can even heed British Biking scientific recordsdata to smooth he did no longer require testosterone.

The hearing continues.