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Former Mets and Yankees Named in Report Steroid Use

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Among those named in the Mitchell report on drug use in baseball are several current and former Mets and Yankees. WNYC’s Dan Blumberg has more.

Roger Clemens and Andy Pettite are the two most prominent names in the report by former Senator George Mitchell. The report says the two got steroids from personal trainer Brian McNamee… who had a relationship with a former Mets club attendant who has since been indicted for dealing drugs.

Mitchell says Clemens first met McNamee through Jose Canseco… when the two were teammates on the Toronto Blue Jays in 1998. When Clemens became a Yankee, McNamee was reportedly hired by the team at his urging. Among the other current and former Yankees named are Gary Sheffield, Chuck Knoblauch, and David Justice. Former Mets Paul LoDuca, Todd Hundley, Matt Franco and Lenny Dykstra are also named.

For WNYC, I’m Dan Blumberg.

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