Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Players In Mitchell Report Could Be Called To Testify

ESPN is reporting that congress could call the players named on the Mitchell report to testify.

Congress announced plans Tuesday to review the use of performance-enhancing drugs, with star-studded hearings scheduled next month and legislation to limit access to steroids and human growth hormone.

Mitchell told the Portland Press Herald in Maine that:

"My hope is that Congress will permit the players' association and the commissioner's office to review this report, to digest it, to consult with their own experts, and to work together to come up with the best possible program. And then, give them a chance to see what they can do, and at that point, take a look at it. So I hope that's what will occur,"

Mitchell's report implicated seven MVPs, 31 All-Stars and more than 80 players in all and moved the debate beyond whether baseball had a major problem with illegal steroids.

The best part is this is what Selig said in 2005:

"Did we have a major problem? No," Selig told Waxman's panel. "There is no concrete evidence of that, there is no testing evidence, there is no other kind of evidence."

I guess you were wrong Buddy boy.