Friday, Feb 2, 2008
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- After implicating dozens of major leaguers
in the use of performance-enhancing drugs, former New York Mets
clubhouse attendant Kirk Radomski has been sentenced to five years'
probation. He also was ordered to pay a nearly $20,000 fine.
Radomski pleaded guilty last April to distributing steroids and
laundering money and agreed to cooperate with government
investigators and baseball officials after a federal raid on his
house. He led investigators to Brian McNamee, the former Yankees
strength coach who claimed he injected Roger Clemens with steroids
and human growth hormone at least 16 times from 1998 to 2001.
Clemens vehemently denies the allegations.
Radomski is scheduled to testify before Congress next Wednesday,
along with McNamee and Clemens.
Radomski had no prior offenses and had faced no more than six
months in prison.
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