New York Yankee Jason Giambi had already met with Mitchell investigators in July. Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig threatened to discipline him because he admitted to having used steroids.
The wondering is over now as the results of former Senator George Mitchell’s 20-month investigation into performance-enhancing drugs/steroids use by Major League baseball players have become public.It appears thata disproportionate number of players named are from the NewYork teams are seeking criminal attorneys.
Already linked to steroid use are several high-profile players like Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, José Canseco and Rafael Palmiero.
As expected the report criticized baseball for allowing steroids, H.G.H. and amphetamines to become a significant part of the sport’s culture in recent decades.
Those whose names are on the report cface discipline that will be less severe than the 50-game suspensions now in place for first-time positive tests for steroids. The discipline will likely be based on when the steroid use occurred since baseball didn’t ban steroids until 2004 and H.G.H. until the 2005 season.
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