'Roids Dealer in Mitchell Report Gets Probation

Radomski's cooperation helped avoid jail time for 10 years of dealing
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 8, 2008 5:44 PM CST
Former New York Mets clubhouse attendant Kirk Radomski, right, stands outside the federal building in San Francisco, Friday, Feb. 8, 2008. Radomski was sentenced Friday to five years' probation after...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Kirk Radomski was sentenced to five years probation today for selling speed, steroids and HGH to baseball's top tier from 1995 to 2005, the AP reports. The former Mets clubhouse employee avoided a possible 6 months of jail time because of his extensive cooperation with George Mitchell’s report on steroid abuse in Major League Baseball. He will also have to pay a $18,575 fine.

It was Radomski who told the probe about Brian McNamee, a former strength coach for the Yankees and the man who said he personally injected Clemens and Pettitte with drugs. There's a culture of "hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil" in sports, said US Attorney Matt Parrella, explaining the importance of Radomski’s cooperation.