A former Mets employee pleaded guilty today in U.S. Federal Court in San Francisco for distributing steroids and human growth hormones.
Kirk J. Radomski, a former batboy and equipment manager, admitted to distributing drugs to players from 1995-2005.
The Mets issued a brief two-paragraph statement: “We were surprised and disappointed to learn of the guilty plea today. The conduct in question is diametrically opposed to the values and standards of the Mets organization and our owners.
“We are, and always have been, adamantly opposed to the use of performance-enhancing drugs and continue to support Major League Baseball’s efforts to eradicate any such use in our game.’’
Notice how the Mets distanced themselves by not even mentioning Radomski’s name.
Radomski, 37, faces up to 25 years in prison and up to $500,000 in fines.