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Mainspark
04-27-2007, 06:41 PM
Former Mets clubhouse employee pleads guilty in BALCO case
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A former New York Mets clubhouse employee pleaded guilty Friday to distributing steroids to Major League Baseball players.
Kirk Radomski, 37, pleaded guilty to felony charges of distributing steroids and laundering money, charges that carry sentences of up to 25 years in prison and a $500,000 fine.
“This individual was a major dealer of anabolic steroids, including human growth hormones, whose clientele was focused almost exclusively on Major League Baseball players,” prosecutor Matt Parrella said outside court, according to the San Jose Mercury News.
Parrella declined to name Radomski’s clients.
The story was first reported by the New York Daily News.
Radomski, an equipment manager and clubhouse assistant for the Mets from 1985-95, has agreed to cooperate with baseball’s investigation of steroids, which is being led by former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell.
“We look forward to working together with federal law enforcement toward our shared goal,” Mitchell said in a statement.
Radomski dealt human growth hormone, deca-durabolin and testosterone, among other drugs, according to a search warrant affidavit obtained by the San Jose Mercury News. The warrant had some information blacked out, including what appeared to be players’ names.
According to the warrant, Radomski became a major source of drugs for baseball players after federal investigators shut down Bay Area Laboratory Co-operative in Burlingame. The case is being handled by the same federal investigators who netted guilty pleas from BALCO founder Victor Conte and Barry Bonds’ personal trainer, Greg Anderson, among others.
Mets spokesman Jay Horowitz said equipment manager Charlie Samuels would not be available for comment and that the team would issue a statement later Friday.

oneupper
04-27-2007, 06:47 PM
I'd love to be a fly on the wall when this guy pleads out.