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Sen. George Mitchell '54 Talks Steroids on Capitol Hill

Story posted January 15, 2008

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Sen. George Mitchell '54.

Former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell '54 told the U.S. Congress on Jan. 15, 2008, that Major League Baseball's players and owners must come together "in a well-planned, well-executed and sustained effort to bring the era of steroids and human growth hormone to an end," because "it is the only way this cloud will be removed from the game."

Mitchell's testimony before the House committee comes a month after the release of the Mitchell Report, the result of a nearly two-year, multimillion dollar investigation into the use of performance-enhancing drugs in Major League Baseball.

The Mitchell Report, which included the names of players who allegedly used performance-enhancing substances, was released Dec. 13, 2007. The former Senate Majority Leader was hired by MLB commissioner Bud Selig to examine steroid use.

View the Mitchell Report in its entirety.

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