Paul Byrd met with Selig's office re criminal drug use "DURING THE (2007) SEASON"--Howard Bryant,12/11/07; MITCHELL: HAD NO "KNOWLEDGE ABOUT BYRD"
- and Indians pitcher Paul Byrd spoke to league officials after they were implicated in a criminal steroid and growth hormone investigation.
- From ESPN.com article by Howard Bryant, 12/11/07, "Friction and Fractures Erode Faith in Mitchell's Investigation."
- "The Commissioner’s Office conducted its own disciplinary interviews of the players who were still active at the time of the reports about their alleged possession or use.
- Neither I (George Mitchell) nor any member of my investigative staff had any prior knowledge of any allegation about Byrd."
- (Question: If Mitchell didn't know anything about Byrd until October 21, how did Howard Bryant know?)
- " Some of the interviewees expressed a concern that a league representative sat in on the interviews,..."
- (Uh-Oh.. oh, fudge, just deny it....) sm
- (But...) sm
- ("Random" interviews are different from "interviews?") sm
- He is an attorney with Foley and Lardner, formerly the law firm of current baseball president DuPuy.
- "We conducted hundreds of interviews, and at many of them no MLB representative was present," said Clarke, the DLA Piper spokesperson. "MLB lawyers were present for interviews of the commissioner and his staff and for interviews of club employees."" (from ESPN article by Howard Bryant, 12/11/07)
- Bud Selig never mentioned Paul Byrd according to Mitchell.
- Accepting that Byrd's testimony with the commissioner's office would not be shared with Mitchell, this would mean (taken on its face) that Selig never even mentioned Byrd's name to him. Is this behavior legal?
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