After carefully reviewing information from the meeting between Major League Baseball officials and Jason Giambi of the New York Yankees and all other relevant information, Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig announced today that he has asked Giambi to meet with Senator George Mitchell within the next two weeks and to cooperate fully in Senator Mitchell's investigation into the use of illegal performance-enhancing substances in baseball.
Discipline will be determined after Giambi has completed activities with Senator Mitchell. Commissioner Selig will then take into account Giambi's level of cooperation with the investigation.
"Any admission regarding the use of illegal performance-enhancing substances, no matter how casual, must be taken seriously," said Commissioner Selig. "It is in the best interests of baseball for everyone,
including players, to cooperate with Senator Mitchell in his investigation so that Senator Mitchell can provide
me with a complete, thorough report. Discipline for wrongdoing is important, but it is also important to create an environment so players can feel free to honestly and completely cooperate with this important investigation."
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