Probation for ex-Mets clubhouse attendant

February 8, 2008 12:52:42 PM PST
Former New York Mets clubhouse attendant Kirk Radomski was sentenced Friday to five years' probation, avoiding jail time after cooperating with baseball's investigation into performance-enhancing drugs. Radomski, who admitted giving dozens of major leaguers steroids and human growth hormone, also was ordered to pay a $18,575 fine by U.S. District Judge Susan Illston.

He pleaded guilty last April to distributing steroids and laundering money, admitting he sold speed, steroids and HGH to players from 1995 until Dec. 14, 2005, when agents raided his Long Island home.

As part of his plea agreement, Radomski was required to cooperate with federal investigators and former Senate majority leader George Mitchell, who headed baseball's doping probe.

Radomski led investigators to Brian McNamee, the former Yankees strength coach who claimed he injected Roger Clemens with steroids and human growth hormone at least 16 times from 1998-01, an allegation the seven-time Cy Young Award winner vehemently denies.

Radomski, who had no prior offenses, had faced no more than six months in prison.

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