Did Pettitte Cheat?
Here’s what we know: in December of 2007, baseball released the Mitchell Report, detailing a lengthy investigation into the use of PEDs by Major League Baseball players. The report identified 89 baseball players who were alleged users of PEDs, including Andy Pettitte. But this list was by no means comprehensive. The players discussed by name in the Mitchell Report were those implicated in the BALCO investigation, and those named by trainers Kirk Radomski and Brian McNamee. The Mitchell Report stressed that “[t]he illegal use of [PEDs] was not limited to the players who are identified in this report.”
The Mitchell Report contained a discussion of Pettitte’s use of HGH, which was based on information provided by trainer Brian McNamee. According to the report, Pettitte was on the disabled list with elbow tendonitis from April 21 to June 14, 2002. During this time, Pettitte contacted McNamee and asked him about human growth hormone. McNamee then travelled to Tampa at Pettitte’s expense and spent about ten days assisting Pettitte during his rehabilitation. … Click here to read the rest