May 9, 2011, 4:00 PM EST
It’s been a great day for George Steinbrenner Freedom of Information Act requests. Earlier today was the release of documents in which The Boss suggested that his lawyers forced him to blatantly campaign finance laws. Now comes word that, in the runup to getting a pardon from President Reagan, Big Stein assisted the FBI … somehow:
The FBI released documents Monday stating that New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner assisted the agency in two investigations – one of them apparently a terrorism probe – in the years leading up to his pardon by President Ronald Reagan on a campaign-contributions conviction.
Anti-terrorism is a noble thing, but I wonder what the second investigation was. An investigation in which, according to the FBI, Steinbrenner ”provided the FBI with valuable assistance.”
That memo came in 1988, so I’m going to assume it was Don Slaught or Mike Pagliarulo-related. Your guesses in the comments.
- UPDATE: Mariners planning to offer nine years, $225 million to Robinson Cano 76
- MLB, NPB nearing new posting system agreement 9
- Report: Talks between the Mets and Curtis Granderson have “intensified” 31
- Yankees agree to seven-year, $153M contract with free agent outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury 159
- Marlins sign free agent catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia to three-year, $21 million contract 44
- Yankees agree to seven-year, $153M contract with free agent outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury (159)
- Report: Mariners willing to offer Robinson Cano a 10-year, $240 million deal (143)
- When will the Yankees regret the Jacoby Ellsbury contract? (98)
- Robinson Cano met with the Mariners in Seattle (87)
- UPDATE: Mariners planning to offer nine years, $225 million to Robinson Cano (81)