Miller: Athletes victims of witch hunt

Updated: February 10, 2009, 11:25 PM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

As baseball union leaders Donald Fehr and Gene Orza face a torrent of criticism for their handling of events leading up to Alex Rodriguez's steroid admission, Players Association founder Marvin Miller defended the union's conduct and accused the federal government and major drug-testing bodies of engaging in a "witch hunt" against prominent athletes.

But Miller, the 91-year-old Players Association icon, said union leaders are also now paying for their biggest mistake -- the decision to ...

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