Friday, February 8, 2008

Is Punishment For Steroids Too Severe?

Former New York Mets clubhouse attendant Kirk Radomski avoided jail time and was sentenced Friday to five years' probation after cooperating with baseball's investigation into performance-enhancing drugs.

Radomski, who admitted giving dozens of major leaguers steroids and human growth hormone, also was ordered to pay an $18,575 fine by U.S. District Judge Susan Illston.

He pleaded guilty in April 2007 to distributing steroids and laundering money, admitting he sold speed, steroids and HGH to players from 1995 until Dec. 14, 2005, when agents raided his Long Island, N.Y., home.

As part of his plea deal, Radomski was required to cooperate with investigators probing baseball's doping scandal. He led investigators to Brian McNamee, the former New York Yankees strength coach who claimed he injected Roger Clemens with steroids and human growth hormone at least 16 times from 1998 to 2001, an allegation the seven-time Cy Young Award winner vehemently denies.

Ok, so I was wrong when I said that steroid users and suppliers should just admit what they did. I figured, with SO many steroid people out there, they couldn't possibly punish them all. However, Kirk Radomski doesn't play baseball. Punishing him wouldn't take away anything from the game at all. He was also very honest about what he did back in 2003...and still got punished. I can only imagine what they are going to do to Roger Clemens.......

Radomski is scheduled to testify before Congress on Wednesday along with Clemens, Andy Pettitte, Chuck Knoblauch and McNamee.

1 comment:

BigJonSportsFan said...

is the punishement for taking steroids too severe? are you kidding me? Bonds and Knoblauch and Pettitte should have all their rings confiscated an be banned from the game.