Results 1 to 19 of 19

Thread: Mitchell to announce results of steroid probe at news conference

  1. #1
    Moderator Roody's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    30,761

    Post Mitchell to announce results of steroid probe at news conference

    NEW YORK -- George Mitchell called a news conference for 2 p.m. ET Thursday to announce the results of his 20-month investigation into drug use in baseball.

    Bud Selig does not plan to attend the news conference, which will be held at a Manhattan hotel a few blocks from the commissioner's office.
    Link

  2. #2
    Moderator Roody's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    30,761
    Update:

    NEW YORK -- George Mitchell called a news conference for 2 p.m. ET Thursday to announce the results of his 20-month investigation into drug use in baseball.



    Bud Selig does not plan to attend the 2 p.m. ET news conference, which will be held at a Manhattan hotel a few blocks from the commissioner's office.



    Major League Baseball reviewed a draft Tuesday at the Manhattan office of DLA Piper, the law firm that Mitchell chairs, a baseball official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because Mitchell hasn't authorized any statements.



    Baseball officials have said for several weeks that management would be able to examine the report on performance-enhancing drugs a few days before it is made public to make sure it does not contain any confidential information that if released would violate NEW YORK -- George Mitchell called a news conference for Thursday to announce the results of his 20-month investigation into drug use in baseball.




    Mitchell said Wednesday he will release his report then, and it will be posted online at MLB.com shortly after that. Selig will hold his own news conference 2 hours after the one by Mitchell.



    Baseball reviewed a draft Tuesday at the Manhattan office of DLA Piper, the law firm that Mitchell chairs, a baseball official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because Mitchell hasn't authorized any statements.



    Baseball officials have said for several weeks that management would be able to examine the report on performance-enhancing drugs a few days before it is made public to make sure it does not contain confidential information that if released would violate the collective bargaining agreement between players and owners.



    The joint drug agreement, which has been part of the labor contract since September 2002, prohibits the commissioner's office, teams and consultants from disclosing player test results, treatment and other information except in very limited, specified circumstances.



    Mitchell, a former Senate majority leader, is a director of the Boston Red Sox and served on one of Selig's economic study committees. Selig hired him in March 2006 to investigate drug use in the sport.



    He's expected by many in baseball to be critical of the sport for being slow to react to its drug problem in 1990s and beyond. What they will be looking to see in his report is how he parcels blame among Selig, club owners, general managers, other team employees, the players' association and players themselves.



    The revelation of players who have not yet been publicly linked to drug use figures to be the most sensational part of the report. Media reports have linked an array of All-Stars and MVPs to performance-enhancers in recent years, among them Barry Bonds, Jose Canseco, the late Ken Caminiti, Juan Gonzalez and Mark McGwire.



    Bonds, indicted last month for perjury and obstruction of justice over his 2003 testimony in the BALCO drug case, has denied knowingly using performance-enhancers, as have Gonzalez and McGwire.



    Mitchell is a former Director of the Walt Disney Company, the parent company of ESPN.

  3. #3
    Second Most EVIL YARDofSTUF's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    69,993
    Dude, links, post them, WTF, you never put the link in the posts, and wheres the damn list, who cares about a stupid press conference.

  4. #4
    Moderator Roody's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    30,761

    Post

    Quote Originally Posted by YARDofSTUF View Post
    Dude, links, post them, WTF, you never put the link in the posts, and wheres the damn list, who cares about a stupid press conference.
    Kinda obvious where it's coming from what with the article even saying ESPN.

    For your needs though. Here ya go.

  5. #5
    Second Most EVIL YARDofSTUF's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    69,993
    And you still fail to directly link the story.

  6. #6
    Moderator Roody's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    30,761
    Quote Originally Posted by YARDofSTUF View Post
    And you still fail to directly link the story.
    I did it for humor sake. Fortunately for you it's right there at the top of that link on the right hand side.

    Or you can just go to the first post in this thread.

  7. #7
    Second Most EVIL YARDofSTUF's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    69,993
    Quote Originally Posted by Roody View Post
    Or you can just go to the first post in this thread.
    Finally! I shall spare your life!

  8. #8
    Moderator Roody's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    30,761
    Quote Originally Posted by YARDofSTUF View Post
    Finally! I shall spare your life!
    Whew

  9. #9
    Oooh...Apparently, Roger Clemens' name is all over the Mitchell Report.

  10. #10
    Moderator Roody's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    30,761
    Bigger the names the better chance to clean this mess up.


    Also, The Bergen (N.J.) Record, citing a baseball industry official, says "several" prominent Yankees will be named in the Mitchell report. The paper said the source spoke to a third party who had seen the final report.

  11. #11
    Second Most EVIL YARDofSTUF's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    69,993
    I already told Prey, everyone thats played well in recent years will be on the list.

  12. #12
    Moderator Roody's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    30,761
    Quote Originally Posted by YARDofSTUF View Post
    I already told Prey, everyone thats played well in recent years will be on the list.
    How's he doing? Seen his mother-in-law naked anymore?

  13. #13
    Second Most EVIL YARDofSTUF's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    69,993
    Quote Originally Posted by Roody View Post
    How's he doing? Seen his mother-in-law naked anymore?
    As entertaining as ever, I dont think so but I try and keep away from that topic.

  14. #14
    Moderator Roody's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    30,761
    Quote Originally Posted by YARDofSTUF View Post
    As entertaining as ever, I dont think so but I try and keep away from that topic.
    I miss the big guy. Tell him I said hey.

  15. #15
    Wow, I'm hearing names...Pujols, Nomar, Rocker, Sosa, Bonds, Mcgwire, Tejada, Johnny Damon, Kerri Wood, Mark Prior, Matt Lawton, Bagwell, Milton Bradley, Clemens...Trot Nixon..Andy Pettite......daayuum!


    Edit> I heard these on a local radio show...it came from WNBC but MLB is now disputing this list...
    Last edited by Izzo; 12-13-07 at 11:27 AM.

  16. #16
    Moderator Roody's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    30,761
    Little over an hour and a half to go and we will know.

  17. #17
    Elite Member Jim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Posts
    13,231
    Quote Originally Posted by Izzo View Post
    Edit> I heard these on a local radio show...it came from WNBC but MLB is now disputing this list...
    There's a shock...

  18. #18
    Quote Originally Posted by Jim View Post
    There's a shock...
    LoL. It's gonna be ugly.

  19. #19
    Moderator Roody's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    30,761
    If you go to ESPN.Com you can get a copy of the Mitchell Report in .pdf form.

Similar Threads

  1. Edwards to hold news conference on wife's health
    By Roody in forum General Discussion Board
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-22-07, 05:26 AM
  2. Can't submit results?
    By Humboldt in forum Distributed Computing
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 08-02-05, 02:13 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •