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Last Updated: Saturday, 28 April 2007, 06:13 GMT 07:13 UK
Baseball drugs network is exposed
A former New York Mets employee has pleaded guilty to distributing banned drugs to dozens of baseball players.

Kirk Radomski, 37, worked for the Mets as a equipment manager and clubhouse assistant for the Mets from 1985-1995.

He admitted in a plea agreement filed in a US District Court to selling drugs including steroids, amphetamines and human growth hormone from 1995-2005.

No clients were named but Radomski said his network had involved numerous players from MLB teams across the US.

He said in his plea: "During my past employment in MLB, I developed contacts with players throughout the country to whom I subsequently distributed anabolic steroids and performance-enhancing drugs."

Scott Schools, US attorney for the Northern District of California, said: "This investigation shows that distribution of performance-enhancing drugs continues to be an issue for sport in America."

Schools' office prosecuted the Balco sports steroid cases and continues to investigate San Francisco Giants star Barry Bonds on possible perjury charges regarding his testimony to a federal grand jury.

Radomski also admitted laundering money from his drugs transactions.

The two felony charges admitted carry a sentence of up to 25 years in prison and $500,000 in fines. He is due to be sentenced in September.

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