The AP, here at SFGate.com, reports the Dodgers (the player rep actually) passed out a memo reminding players to shut up if contacted by George Mitchell about steroid use. Shut up and call a lawyer.
The Mitchell probe, of course, is attempting to investigate PED and steroid use in MLB. Word is that the player's union appears to be hostile to the investigation. Telling players to shut up confirms that impression.
Hendrickson passed out the memos Friday...
The memo began by mentioning the case of Kirk Radomski, a former New York Mets clubhouse employee who last month pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in San Francisco to felony charges of distributing steroids and laundering money.
"It's clear there are other criminal investigations ongoing," the memo said.
It went on to remind players not to talk with any investigator without getting legal advice.
Considering the problems Jason Giambi encountered with the commissioners office, after simply stating an opinion about his past use of PEDs and how MLB should act on PEDs, engaging counsel before engaging mouth sounds reasonable.
However, such a policy doesn't sound like a sport rushing to clean up it's public image tarnished by PED use.