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No government entities are investigating Biogenesis

Feb 15, 2013, 4:32 PM EST

Bud Selig

While the additional Braun document is the sexy takeaway from Quinn and Fish’s report at ESPN.com, this has greater significance:

Sources familiar with MLB’s investigation said officials have tried to spark an investigation by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. So far, the DEA and FBI have not initiated investigations, several sources told “Outside the Lines.” Nor have state authorities hinted at an interest, with a Florida Department of Law Enforcement saying, “FDLE is not investigating Biogenesis of America, and we have not received any complaints.”

It can look as bad as possible for the players named in the report. But without anyone with subpoena power investigating this, Major League Baseball has nowhere to go to get any additional information about this stuff, let alone enough to serve as the basis for discipline of the named players.

  1. canucks18 - Feb 15, 2013 at 4:39 PM

    Enough with this crap… Get over it MLB. You wanna clean up the game, initiate strict testing. The system is still a joke and can be fudged by anyone smart/stupid enough to do so and you barely catch enough guys to make people think it’s working.
    Such a joke.

    • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Feb 15, 2013 at 5:03 PM

      The system is still a joke and can be fudged by anyone smart/stupid enough to do so

      O rly? Name two ways…

    • andrewproughcfe - Feb 15, 2013 at 7:44 PM

      Roger Goodell thinks Bud Selig should have burned a big pile of evidence by now.

      • Old Gator - Feb 16, 2013 at 8:05 AM

        What he should have burned is that horrible toupee.

  2. cur68 - Feb 15, 2013 at 4:44 PM

    This probably won’t stop the over-charged-of-outraged types from demanding investigations and decrying MLB’s drug testing. Still, I wish they’d get a better set of priorities.

    Speaking of which, Lupica should be demanding a grand jury investigation about Bud’s hair colour in the picture there. That’s a brassy shade of yellow, Bud.

    Does he or doesn’t he? Only Mike Lupica knows.

  3. shaggylocks - Feb 15, 2013 at 4:45 PM

    Good thing we have baseball writers who can deny anyone even peripherally involved their Hall of Fame vote! Justice is served! Take THAT, due process!

  4. proudlycanadian - Feb 15, 2013 at 7:53 PM

    I have little trust in ESPN’s reporting. It is quite possible that they are wrong about the government’s interest in this case.

    • paperlions - Feb 16, 2013 at 10:28 AM

      Doubtful. Every story has said there is no active investigation, the place is shut down, and no government agency is interested in looking into it.

  5. historiophiliac - Feb 15, 2013 at 7:55 PM

    Am I the only one giggling at “FDLE”? Seriously, their law enforcement agency is fiddle?

  6. 4cornersfan - Feb 15, 2013 at 8:31 PM

    If true it means that either the quality of the allegations so far have not impressed the alphabet agencies or they are sick of pursuing sports celebrity prosecutions that end in dismissals or not guilty verdicts.

  7. thebadguyswon - Feb 15, 2013 at 11:06 PM

    What in the hell is that on top of Selig’s head?

  8. joerymi - Feb 16, 2013 at 5:24 AM

    …until a cheap suit in Congress needs a swan song.

  9. bcjim - Feb 16, 2013 at 8:23 AM

    Lol. Who thinks a full blown investigation of some defunct lab is warranted just because some baseball players might have cheated??? Our govt doesn’t have 2 nickels to rub together. Solve your own problems , baseball.

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