Steroid Use in Baseball: Players

Current and former Major League Baseball players testified about the use of steroids in professional baseball and other sports. Among… read more

Current and former Major League Baseball players testified about the use of steroids in professional baseball and other sports. Among the issues they addressed were several recent allegations of steroid use by players to enhance performance, their personal observations of steroid use in the industry, contract negotiations between players and owners over the implementation of stricter testing, and the impact of steroid use on public perceptions of the game and on youth attitudes toward steroid use.

The committee called the hearings in response to Mr. Canseco’s book, Juiced, in which he admitted to using steroids to enhance performance and made allegations that other players were actively engaging in the practice. Prior to the hearings Mr. Canseco had sought immunity and had suggested that he would invoke his Fifth Amendment rights if forced to testify. He did not invoke those rights at the hearing. Other players testifying denied using steroids.

On August 1, 2005 Mr. Palmeiro received a ten day suspension from baseball after testing positive for steroid use. In this hearing he denied ever using steroids or performance enhancing drugs. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Program ID:
185904-2
Category:
House Committee
Format:
House Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 17, 2005
Last Aired:
Aug 1, 2005

Airing Details

  • Mar 17, 2005 | 6:15pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 17, 2005 | 9:33pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 17, 2005 | 11:57pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 18, 2005 | 6:41am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 20, 2005 | 2:41pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 20, 2005 | 5:11pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 01, 2005 | 9:03pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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