2004 O's Rife With Roid Raps

Gibbons is latest accused of using
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 28, 2007 6:55 PM CDT
2004 O's Rife With Roid Raps
This undated image provided by the Drug Enforcement Agency shows vials of steroids confiscated on Long Island, N.Y. during the DEA's Operation Raw Deal. Over 120 people were arrested in an 18-month international investigation of illicit steroid labs, the Drug Enforcement Administration announced Monday,...   (Associated Press)

As former Senator George Mitchell's MLB steroid investigation continues, it is the 2004 Baltimore Orioles who are coming up again and again in allegations of performance-enhancing drug use, the Baltimore Sun reports. This month, injured outfielder Jay Gibbons was revealed to have had steroids and human growth hormone shipped to his house.

Gibbons is the latest of eight players linked to 'roids or hGH who played for the Orioles in either '03 or '04; the first being Rafael Palmeiro, who failed a random drug test and was suspended only months after he proclaimed himself clean of performance enhancers in congressional testimony. (More Rafael Palmeiro stories.)

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