Union chief Donald Fehr didn’t get an advance copy of the Mitchell Report, so he hedged and dodged. He spoke like a lawyer, saying the union was dissed and this was detrimental to the collective bargaining process.
He also said the union has always been cooperative in dealing with the steroid issue which caused some to scratch their heads. He also said his job was to protect the players, which sounded like the Fehr prior to labor peace.
Fehr’s advice to the players about cooperating with Mitchell was for them to get their own lawyers and follow their counsel. Mitchell took this as not being cooperative. He also said that action was not unexpected.