Baseball Steroid Report Will Be 'Salacious'

Mitchell plans to cite big names who used, says ESPN
By Lev Weinstein,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 12, 2007 11:33 PM CDT
Baseball Steroid Report Will Be 'Salacious'
Former US Senator George Mitchell gestures during a news conference at Castle Buildings, Stormont, Belfast, in this July 22, 1999 file photo. Mitchell, who's leading the investigation into steroid use by baseball players, has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, said his law firm Friday Aug. 10, 2007....   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – Following an internal MLB conference call, rumors abound that the long-awaited report by George Mitchell on steroids in baseball will name names, including those of well known players, ESPN reports. The network says an MLB lawyer on the call labelled the report "salacious," and quotes an unnamed source saying, "This is going to be enormous...it's going to be a huge story when these names come out."

Baseball officials tried to downplay the claims about the Thursday call. "No one except Senator Mitchell's people know for sure whether there's going to be names named and how many names are involved and who those names are," said MLB vice president Rob Manfred. The fruits of Mitchell's 18-month investigation will be released some time after the World Series. (Read more George Mitchell stories.)

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