Mitchell to ask active players to appear at steroid investigation panel
by Bob Timmermann
Former Senator George Mitchell, who is heading up MLB's latest investigation into PEDs, is going to ask an unknown number of active players to appear in person before his investigatory commission, according to a New York Times story.
About the only player guaranteed NOT to testify is Barry Bonds, whose attorney has said that his client cannot cooperate because he is already the subject of a Federal Grand Jury investigation. Mitchell has no power to compel any testimony from any player because of an 1980 decision by an arbitrator in a case involving Ferguson Jenkins and his arrest for drug possession.