Much more information emerged on the Long Island Met bat boy steroid scandal yesterday as the US District Court for Eastern New York, released a 31 page affidavit filed in 2005, presumably to obtain a search warrant on Kirk Radomski. The New York Daily News published the document as significant 'Breaking News'. The Sports Column write-up is here. Gwen Knapp's report (SF Chronicle) here. (Actual federal document here)
The Govt (US Government) affidavit contained incredible information of a widespread and extensive illegal PED (performance enhancing drug) network from Radomski to MLB players and associates, As a good businessman does, Radomski maintained extensive records of his dealings, perfect for Govt search warrants carried out in 2005. Radomski may have been the major PED supplier to baseball once BALCO went down.
The document contains many many redacted MLB players names. Frankly, the affidavit is huge news in the Govt's ongoing fight against illegal anabolic drug dealing and money laundering in Major League Baseball. If Bud Selig doesn't wake up today with an enormous migraine headache, he is brain dead. Furthermore a platoon of MLB players should be sweating nandrolone that they may be revealed as PED users in this extensive network.
- The affidavit was written in the famous Jeff Novitzky, IRS Agent style.
- The US Govt was applying for a search warrant for Radomski's house on Long Island.
- Evidence was presented of controlled substance sales and distribution (anabolic steroids, HGH, and other PEDs).
- A Govt source used MLB players to get to Radomski. The source (he/she) discussed PEDS with MLB players, then ordered and received PEDs from Radomski.
- The names of many MLB players were originally listed on the document, however a well-used magic marker blacked-out (redacted) the MLB player's names.
- The FBI originally contacted IRS Agent Novitzky with the Radomski connection. An inside source was ascertained, who then made multiple phone calls over the years to the drug dealer.
- Many of the phone calls were recorded by Govt agents, although equipment failure occurred often. The source also apparently wore a wire in face to face meetings with the former Met bat boy.
- Among PEDs delivered to the Govt source were: nandrolone, testosterone, & syringes.
- The Govt source used FBI cash/checks to pay Radomski, who deposited the money in his LI bank account, 'North Fork Bank' (money laundering). He drew on this account to pay his house mortgage.
- Radomski used the US Post Office and Fedex to ship the steroids from his house.
- The source obtained a used syringe of Growth Hormone from an MLB player's trash.
- Radomski bragged he could write a book about MLB players "far more significant than Jose Canseco's book."
- Source to Metboy: "I am looking forward to that fucking best-seller you're going to write." Radomski back: "Naw, I'll never do that."
- A review of Radomski's bank account revealed evidence of many MLB players and associates ordering and paying for illegal PEDs. (Names and checks were listed but redacted to the public).
- The Govt obtained Radomski's Verizon wireless records. Many calls were traced back to MLB players.
- Radomski used to check the status of his steroid packages on the US Postal service on line tracking system.
- The Govt source obtained Metboy''s email addresses.
This document is not just a smoking gun, it is a smoking semi-automatic. It appears Radomski likely will be part of a f---ing best-seller.
One last question: why can't the FBI get their damned equipment to work?