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to acquire steroids and other drugs. Perez alleged that he had witnessed widespread use of steroids and other drugs. According to Hallinan's memo, Perez told baseball officials ". . . that virtually every player on the Marlins was ‘doing something' ranging from steroids and greenies, to marijuana, etc. He also claimed that every pitcher in Montreal's bullpen was on some form of steroid."

Perez told Hallinan that when teams were in San Diego, players often crossed the border into Mexico to obtain illegal substances. He said that he knew of clubhouse employees with other teams who were similarly called upon to obtain drugs for players, including in particular a visiting clubhouse attendant in Philadelphia.269 Perez also claimed that he was paid as much as $500 by certain players to carry their bags on trips to and from Canada.

At the conclusion of their interview of him, Perez's lawyer handed to Hallinan and Maguire a typed list of players and their "drug of choice" that had been compiled by Perez. The list identified eight players (with the Marlins, Astros, and Expos) for whom Perez personally had acquired anabolic steroids, in addition to identifying twelve players for whom Perez had obtained other drugs.

Hallinan and Maguire both said that they regarded Perez as a credible witness. Hallinan told us that the Perez incident could have been the "single most important steroids investigation" he conducted, but to his disappointment he was not given permission to interview the major league players named by Perez.

We made a number of attempts to contact Perez, all without success. Because neither I nor any member of my staff had the opportunity to make our own assessment of Perez's

269 Based on Perez's interview, Maguire later interviewed a Phillies clubhouse attendant who denied that he had any involvement in procuring drugs for players.

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