As if noted steroid pusher Kirk Radomski hadn't caused enough trouble with his Mitchell-snitching ways, the guy just keeps on delivering the goods.
It seems Radomski has a story about every baseball player he's ever met. He has a new book out—which I haven't read—that provides a little more background about the many players he claims he sold steroids to over the last 20 years or so. And in the media blitz that has accompanied the book launch, a couple of new claims have come out that didn't make it into the Mitchell Report or the grand jury testimony at Roger Clemens' trial.
First, Radomski claims that while he was working in the clubhouse for the New York Mets in the 1990s, Dwight Gooden twice asked him to take urine tests on his behalf and Kirk obliged. Was Kirk snorting cocaine too, because I seem to remember Doc not doing so well on those tests? Gooden's response: "LOL." (It was a text to ESPN. No confirmation on whether he literally laughed out loud.)
Radomski also says he sold steroids to David Justice and then politely drove him to the airport, which seems impossible, because I believe David was about 195 soaking wet. Justice's response was a little more detailed—he calls it "a bald-faced lie" and says he has never even met Radomski. Plus, David Justice can drive himself to the airport, thank you very much.
I don't think anyone has ever really been comfortable with the fact that almost all steroid accusations are built on the word of some very unsavory characters—Radomski, Brian McNamee, Jose Canseco, Victor Conte—but that doesn't mean they aren't true. On the other hand, the guy is trying to sell books so what's another unverifiable rumor between friends?
Radomski says he took urine tests for Gooden [Newsday]
GOODEN DENIES RADOMSKI CLAIM [NY Post]
Justice, Gooden fire back at Radomski [ESPN]
Kirk Radomski says book doesn't contradict Brian McNamee's Roger Clemens testimony [Daily News]