Ongoing Story

In response to the publication of Game of Shadows in March 2006, Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig retained former Senator George Mitchell to investigate steroids in the game. In 2007, a federal grand jury in San Francisco indicted Barry Bonds on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice. Shortly thereafter, Mitchell issued his report, which implicated more than 60 players – Roger Clemens most prominent among them – as steroid users.

Clemens subsequently denied under oath before Congress his use of performance-enhancing drugs, and he became the subject of a Justice Department probe into whether he perjured himself.


San Francisco Chronicle coverage of BALCO


ESPN coverage


The Mitchell Report (6.5 mb pdf file)


Clemens coverage