We’re only a few hours away from learning the precise identities of the alleged 60-80 major leaguers implicated in former Sen. George Mitchell’s report on Drugz-Being-Bad. However, the following excerpt from Duff Wilson and Michael S. Schmidt in Thursday’s New York Times drops a pretty strong hint who two of those names might be.
Mitchell™s report will total roughly 300 pages, and also have substantial attachments, according to the person who read it. It will pull player names from three main sources: Kirk Radomski, a former Mets clubhouse attendant who pleaded guilty to steroid offenses in April and says he supplied players with performance-enhancing drugs from 1995 to 2005; the Signature Pharmacy investigation led by the Albany County district attorney; and one other source that the person did not make clear. The bulk of the names are believed to be from Radomski.
The person who read the report also said that information from Brian McNamee, a former Yankees strength coach who has worked as a personal trainer for Roger Clemens and Andy Pettitte, had been provided to Mitchell™s investigators. It was not clear if McNamee spoke directly to the investigators, or if information he provided is in the report.
In a conference call Wednesday to discuss his 2008 contract with the Yankees, Pettitte said that he was not working out with McNamee and did not know if McNamee had spoken to Mitchell™s investigators.