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Lawyer's plea agreement will keep reporters out of jail

Updated: February 14, 2007, 11:28 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO -- Attorney Troy Ellerman swore under oath that he wasn't the source for media leaks of secret grand jury testimony of elite athletes discussing steroids. He even went so far as to blame the government for sharing the transcripts with two San Francisco Chronicle reporters. Ellerman kept quiet for more than two years as the reporters, Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams, went to the brink of imprisonment for refusing to divulge their source.

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