Agents May Have Recommended Steroids to Their Clients

Bob HusseyCorrespondent IApril 10, 2008

Today’s New York Times is reporting that some agents for Major League Baseball players allegedly referred their clients to a doctor in California who provided the players with performance enhancing drugs.  


The report is based on a federal indictment of Dr. Ramon Scruggs that was made public yesterday.   This is the same Dr. Scruggs who was cited in the Mitchell Report for allegedly supplying steroids to Troy Glaus and Scott Schoeneweis. 


No players or agents were named in the Scruggs indictment. 

This is not surprising.  Besides the players themselves, the people who stand to gain the most financially from improved performance on the field are their agents.  One would like to think the world of sports representation was filled with Jerry McGuires but we all know that's not the case. 


Once the names of agents are revealed at Scruggs' trial (assuming he goes to trial), it will add a whole new dimension to Baseball's steroid scandal.