SAN FRANCISCO -- George Mitchell set a Saturday deadline for
evidence in his steroids probe as the sentencing of a former Mets
clubhouse attendant and admitted steroids peddler was delayed until
Dec. 14 so he can continue to assist federal prosecutors and
baseball officials with their investigations.
Mitchell set the deadline to conduct interviews and receive
documents and other information for his investigation, CBS News
reported on its Web site Wednesday.
A baseball lawyer told team officials last month to be prepared
for Mitchell, a former Senate Majority Leader and director of the
Boston Red Sox, to issue his report by the end of the year.
Mitchell's staff sent lawyers representing some players with
ties to the BALCO investigation letters that notified them of the
deadline, CBS said, citing a lawyer who received the letter.
Kirk Radomski, the former New York Mets' clubhouse worker, pleaded guilty
to steroids dealing in April and was to have been sentenced Friday.
As part of his plea agreement, Radomski agreed to cooperate with
Major League Baseball steroids investigator George Mitchell.
Radomski turned over numerous documents identifying his many
baseball customers, a list Mitchell is expected to release in a
report to club owners next month.
Radomski's lawyer didn't return a telephone call Wednesday. The
U.S. attorney's office in San Francisco declined to comment.