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George Mitchell: Steroids in Baseball Rampant

Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell, hired by commissioner Bud Selig to examine steroids in baseball has released The Mitchell Report — a 409-page report of information that concludes that steroids are rampant in baseball. All thirty baseball teams were affected by the scandal.

There’s an All-Star associated with drug use at every position. Some were linked to Human Growth Hormone, others to steroids.

Rick Ankiel
Roger Clemens
Eric Gagne
Jason Giambi
Troy Glaus
Jose Guillen
Paul Lo Duca
Gary Matthews Jr.
Andy Pettitte
Brian Roberts
Miguel Tejada
Full list below …

Players were linked to drug use in various ways—some were identified as users, some as buyers and some referenced from media reports and other investigations. Jose Canseco’s book “Juiced” also was cited.

Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig in a press conference at: Three Steps for Resolution Underway:

1. Embrace recommendations of Senator Mitchell (Mitchell made 20 recommendations).

2. Active players on the list will acted upon on a case-by-case basis. Any discipline will be made public.

3. Continue to find ways to detect and get rid of performance-enhancing drugs.

Baseball players have moved from steroids to human growth hormone, which is harder to detect.

Already banned: Steroid, amphetamines and human growth hormone. New resources will be reserved for finding ways to detect and combat use of human growth hormone. Human Growth Hormone is not listed in The Partnership for a Drug-Free America Drug Guide on drugfree.com.

The full alphabetical list of baseball players connected to steroids by use or possession:

Chad Allen
Mike Bell
Gary Bennett
Larry Bigbie
Ricky Bones
Kevin Brown
Ken Caminiti
Mark Carreon
Jason Christiansen
Howie Clark
Roger Clemens
Paxton Crawford
Jack Cust
Brendan Donnelly
Chris Donnels
Lenny Dykstra
Matt Franco
Eric Gagne
Jason Grimsley
Matt Herges
Phil Hiatt
Paul Lo Duca
Ryan Franklin
Glenallen Hill
Jerry Hairston
Todd Hundley
David Justice
Chuck Knoblauch
Tim Laker
Mike Lansing
Exavier “Nook” Logan
Josias Manzanillo
Cody McKay
Kent Mercker
Bart Miadich
Hal Morris
Denny Neagle
Rafael Palmeiro
Jim Parque
Andy Pettitte
Luis Perez
Adam Piatt
Todd Pratt
Stephen Randolph
Adam Riggs
Brian Roberts
F.P. Santangelo
David Segui
Mike Stanton
Ricky Stone
Miguel Tejada
Derrick Turnbow
Mo Vaughn
Ron Villone
Fernando Vina
Rondell White
Jeff Williams
Todd Williams
Kevin Young
Gregg Zaun

Alphabetical list of baseball players cited under “Alleged Internet Purchases of Performance Enhancing Substances By Players in Major League Baseball.”

Rick Ankiel
David Bell
Paul Byrd
Jose Canseco
Jay Gibbons
Troy Glaus
Jason Grimsley
Jose Guillen
Darren Holmes
Gary Matthews Jr.
John Rocker
Scott Schoeneweis
Ismael Valdez
Matt Williams
Steve Woodard

Alphabetical list of baseball players linked through Bay Area Laboratory Co-operative (BALCO):
Marvin Benard
Barry Bonds
Bobby Estalella
Jason Giambi
Jeremy Giambi
Benito Santiago
Gary Sheffield
Randy Velarde

George Mitchell is a director of the Boston Red Sox, and some questioned the occurrence of conflict of interest.

More information …
Major League Baseball — mlb.com
Partnership for a Drugfree America — Drugfree.org
Major League Baseball Players Association — mlbplayers.com

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