Baseball’s black list has been released, bringing a 20-month investigation into performance-enhancing drug use in major league baseball by former Senate Majority Leader and DLA Piper chairman George Mitchell to a close. Mitchell was hired by baseball commissioner Bud Selig to look into allegations that many of baseball’s stars were using steroids and other performance-boosters. Check out Mitchell’s report here. The list includes recent Nationals recruit Paul Lo Duca. Other big name players cited are Roger Clemens, Miguel Tejada, Andy Pettitte, Barry Bonds, Gary Sheffield, Eric Gagne, Jason Giambi, Troy Glaus, Gary Matthews Jr., Jose Guillen, Brian Roberts, and Rick Ankiel.
As reported yesterday by the BLT, about 50 other DLA attorneys worked on the report with Mitchell. Their investigation included interviews with former and current players, team officials, and employees.
The WSJ Law Blog today offers a short profile of George Mitchell’s expansive legal career. The Georgetown Law grad’s career has run the gamut. He’s been a lawyer at the Justice Department, Maine’s U.S. Attorney, a senator, and director of several corporations, including Disney, FedEx, and Xerox.