Tuesday, October 03, 2006

U.S. Attorney's Office Refutes L.A. Times Report

The newest twist in the Jason Grimsley affidavit saga has been provided by the U.S. Attorney's office in San Francisco, which issued a statement saying that the Los Angeles Times' report claiming that the names supplied by Grimsley to investigators included Orioles Miguel Tejada, Jay Gibbons and Brian Roberts.

Here's a link to the article in The Baltimore Sun.

U.S. Attorney and lead investigator Kevin V. Ryan said in a statement, "please be advised that these reports contain significant inaccuracies."

So now instead of questioning Grimsley's motives or knowledge of the situation, supporters of the supposedly accused can now question the accuracy of The Times' report as well.

Gibbons had the best reaction to the situation upon hearing the statement:

"What a shocker. This is all inaccurate? ... Like I said before, this is a complete joke."

Gotta love sarcasm.

Roch Kubako has some interesting takes, including a conversation with David Segui, who admitted to being named in the affidavit.

Segui says he doesn't even know how or why Grimsley would have known whether or not Roberts, Gibbons and Tejada were using performance enhancing drugs. Segui also said Roberts was "about as milk and cookies as you can get."

Kubatko also points out that Gibbons has always been one of the most outspoken players in the Majors about the need for steroid testing.

Here are the links to Roch:
Initial reaction
On Gibbons and Roberts (bottom few paragraphs)
Speaking with Segui

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