Tuesday, October 03, 2006

LATIMES screws up steroid story?

Media: The lead prosecutor saying there are mistakes in the article. I wonder if its enough to drag them into court for lawsuits by Clemens and company?

SAN FRANCISCO -- The federal prosecutor overseeing an investigation of steroids in baseball said Monday that a newspaper report indicating that five players, including Roger Clemens, had used illegal performance-enhancing drugs contained "significant inaccuracies." The inaccuracies have to do with the names as they appear in the report, a spokesman for San Francisco U.S. Attorney Kevin Ryan said. The spokesman did not elaborate. Citing sealed court filings, the Los Angeles Times reported that former pitcher Jason Grimsley had named Clemens, his Houston Astros teammate Andy Pettitte, and Baltimore Orioles Miguel Tejada, Brian Roberts and Jay Gibbons. The story first appeared on the Times' Web site on Saturday and was quickly seized on by print and broadcast media outlets. Ryan issued a statement Monday, saying: "In view of the recent news reports purporting to identify certain athletes whose names had been redacted from the government's search warrant filings in the Grimsley matter, and in the interests of justice, please be advised that these reports contain significant inaccuracies."

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