The Case for Andy Pettitte

Let’s assume for a moment that the findings of The Mitchell Report are accurate (which is a huge assumption, but we’ll get to that later). Let’s look at exactly what Andy Pettitte would be guilty of:

While rehabbing a bad elbow, Pettitte used HGH to help himself heal quicker so he could be back with the team. Probably not ethical, but if it is true he never used any other PED’s before or since, it is hard to say his baseball achievement was ultimately greatly affected by the drug. At the time, while HGH required a perscription and was legally dubious, it was not on the banned substance list of Major League Baseball. It was also being commonly used by other ballplayers. And of course, it is still against the law to use a drug that requires a prescription, but such use happens every day with a myriad of drugs.

Now if what the report says about Clemens is true, it’s a little different. But of course the validity of the report will likely never be confirmed. That’s the kind of accuracy over $50 million can buy.

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