Sources: Players, owners to share blame in Mitchell report

Updated: December 13, 2007, 9:25 AM ET
By T.J. Quinn and Mark Fainaru-Wada | ESPN.com

Major League Baseball and the Players Association share the blame for tolerating a widespread culture of drug abuse, George Mitchell's report on doping in baseball says, according to two lawyers who said they are familiar with the report.

Both lawyers told ESPN that the report assigns blame for the rise of performance-enhancing drugs in baseball "from top to bottom," and recommends that MLB and the union agree to outsource their drug testing program to an independent agency.

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