Skip to comments.Court rules samples seized from steroids testing can be used [baseball players]
Posted on 12/27/2006 12:02:38 PM PST by george wythe
A federal appeals court has ruled that evidence seized from Major League Baseball's steroids testing labs can be used by the government in its investigation of performance enhancing drugs.
The ruling today involves computer results of urine samples that were seized as part of the government's investigation into illegal steroid use among professional athletes.
The results were to be kept secret and most of the samples were destroyed.
But the labs stopped destroying the samples when the grand jury demanded access to the results from ten players. When authorities raided the labs for those samples, they seized all the remaining samples as well.
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Uh oh, there goes another Word's Series.
Time for Bonds to go yard. Prison yard.
Sounds like a player's strike in '07
Is it something like the girls game 'rounders'?
You hit a ball with a stick and run around in a circle. Sounds exciting, eh?
For taxpayer funds to be used fretting over a performance in an entertainment show, is an insult to taxpayers. If folks don't like the way the promoters staged a circus, they should find another circus.
Bravo Zulu, brother!!
How about drug/alcohol checks for all the senators and congressmen (oops, congresspersons)? Huh?
Why are taxpayer dollars being wasted on this when so many "elected officials" get away with screwing us day after day?
I'm going to vote them all out!...."yeah...that's the ticket..."
Okay, how about all the performance records that were broken by the drug-addicted "entertainers" of today?
Is it appropriate that the "NEW" records of these non-natural "performers" should supplant those of players who were working only with their God-given natural talent?
God and the rest of the fans are going to have to put some asterisks in their record books.
This is a burden for the fans to express their displeasure with in the market place, it is not a mater for the government to be setting the rules for a game.
Could Congress pass a law demanding that any bowler who gets more than 8 pins gets to score 10?
Let's see: if you break Federal laws, the Federal Government doesn't get to prosecute you; is that your argument?????
Try again. The Federal Government has no business regulating the play of a game. If fans do not like the way the game goes, they can spend their money elsewhere. If a player steals second base, the government should not charge the player with a felony, (as long as he puts it back).
Whew, I sure am glad the .GOV is spending taxpayer monies on this endeavour.
If players use illegal substances, on OR off the field, they are subject to penalties under all available laws.
Sport of choice is not an issue; law is.
Steroid use is legal, if the Promoters do not want their actors to use steroids, it should be in their contracts.
Steroids do have legitimate uses, and help people. They should not be made illegal because it messes up some silly record book.
Illegal steroid use (aka, "not prescribed by a doctor for a known medical condition") IS ILLEGAL. Now, with anyone easily finding a "doctor" to prescribe (ILLEGALLY) for pure performance enhancement and then denying its illegality is purely Clintonian.
Promoters IN BASEBALL have not been able to ban steroids for two reasons: UNIONS and MONEY.
To claim the use by athletes of steroids is "legal" is to ignore common sense.
Ummmmmmmmm ...... illegal drug traffic within our borders?
Add college professors to the list. lol
MLB exists only because the Government lets it. The owners can give up their anti-trust exemption if they want, but I wouldn't bet on it.
Arguments about whether or not the Federal Government should pursue athletes in sports, which other posters here were flapping their gums about, have nothing to do with the investigation of Bonds and lying to a Federal Grand Jury. His use of steroids, purely based on the observation of his statistics/physical characteristics are consistent with use of performance-enhancing drugs. To have the records of previous sports athletes who set records WITHOUT the use of illegal drugs is to cheapen their memories.
That's my beef with drug-enhanced athletic performance, and the Liberal interpretation of "if it feels good, do it" and "whatever it takes" are consistent with looking the other way. If we want to keep things relevant and records to be apples and apples, then the rules of the game should be equal for all, consistently, including playing without doping....
Oh, I don't disagree at all. I think I mistakenly infered that you were saying the Feds had reason to ask for this simply because it involved "illegal substances". I was a huge baseball fan from the mid 80's through mid-90's, but lost just about all interest due to strikes and steroids.
The role models for kids growing up were baseball players, etc., but that's long gone, too, as the mentality today is not considerate of anyone but one's self when the money is THAT big.
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