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Varitek NOT Included in Mitchell Report

WEEI and WNBC erroneously reported that Red Sox captain Jason Varitek was included in the report. He was NOT named as was originally reported, and so far Julian Tavarez’s name is not reported either.

Miguel Tejada has been reported to have been included in the list after being thrown on and taken off the draft versions.

More information from, as reported earlier on Sports of Boston:

Eric Gagne, Troy Glaus, Gary Matthews Jr., Brian Roberts, Paul Lo Duca, Rick Ankiel and Jay Gibbons were among other current players named in the report. Some were linked to Human Growth Hormone, others to steroids. Also mentioned in the report is Miguel Tejada, who was dealt from Baltimore to Houston Wednesday.

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5 comments for “Varitek NOT Included in Mitchell Report”

  1. ERRONEOUS! ERRONEOUS! Erroneous on all counts!!!

    Posted by Jeff | December 13, 2007, 3:06 pm
  2. Quoth the Wedding Crashers, nevermore…

    Posted by KC | December 13, 2007, 3:08 pm
  3. WEEI never actually read their rumored list until WNBC posted it on their website. WEEI tried to verify the list that was sent to them and the source would not confirm it so they elected not to read it on the air. Once Dale and Holley saw the list on WNBC, they read the list assuming that NBC did their research, which apparently they did not. I would like to know who came up with the original list, which included Trot, Nomar, Tek, Tavares, and El Guapo. That list got around the internet a lot, and none of those names were in the actual report. Keep in mind that Selig got the official report 3 days ago. You have to wonder if he made edits before it was released. For the record, I never thought Tek was guilty.

    Posted by Kevin | December 13, 2007, 5:50 pm
  4. Nomar was a juicer for sure. (Nothing against him). He was HUGE when he was on the SI cover, then came back shrunken, and was never the same. Those injuries are a tell-tale sign of usage. (Hammies, pulls, tendons, etc.)

    Posted by Dave | December 14, 2007, 5:28 am
  5. Of course the Sox were left off the report. Mitchell is the team director. only a complete moron would put any stock into the Sox being left off the report. Obviously Nomar is guilty, as is Mike Lowell, Big Poppy (duh), Varitek, Nixon, and probably a dozen other guys. Just look at who Mitchell interviewed and you acn see he had an agenda.

    Posted by Jacob | January 10, 2008, 6:15 pm

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