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Anabolics, courtesy of Talk to FrankThe Washington Post is reporting today that a “former Mets employee” has admitted to handing out steroids and HGH to “dozens” of baseball players, starting in 1995. However, it appears he did not distribute them when on the Mets payroll (at least, that’s his story and he’s sticking to it). Kirk J. Radomski started with the Mets as a batboy, but left in ’95 to begin a carreer as a personal trainer. Or, more accurately, a personal drug dealer. For the next ten years, Radomski peddled drugs to players across Major League Baseball. His confession comes as part of a federal plea tied up with the Balco investigation, which has become harder to follow than the Whitewater scandal.

As part of the plea deal, Radomski agreed to testify at any grand jury proceeding requested by the government and participate in undercover activities under the supervision of law enforcement officials. He pleaded guilty to one felony count of distributing anabolic steroids and one count of felony money laundering and faces up to 25 years in prison and $500,000 in fines.

Human growth hormone, anabolic steroids, clomiphene, insulin growth factor and clenbuterol were seized from Radomski’s New York home on Dec. 14, 2005.

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The source said Radomski provided drugs to at least one MLB player publicly associated with the Balco investigation. Bonds, Jason Giambi and Gary Sheffield have all been implicated in connection with the probe. Giambi and Sheffield told a federal grand jury they used performance-enhancing substances from Balco, the San Francisco Chronicle has reported.

According to Buster Olney at ESPN.com, “A source said Friday evening that the federal case involved “dozens” of players, and someone who has seen an investigation affidavit indicated that Radomski told investigators — to paraphrase — that if they thought the allegations in Jose Canseco’s book were explosive, they would be blown away by what Radomski could report.” And according to SI.com, the affadavit claimed both “current and former” players were involved.

Radomski is also in trouble for money laundering, since of course he had to hide the source of his ill-gotten gains. What does this teach us, children? That steroids are just a gateway drug. A gateway to douchiness.

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