McCain Gives Baseball Players Ultimatum

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  1. 5stringJeff

    5stringJeff Senior Member

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    Very interesting. Can Congress get involved in MLB's business? While I agree that baseball players should be drug tested, I wonder how Congress feels theycan get involved.

    McCain Gives Baseball Players Ultimatum
    By FREDERIC J. FROMMER, Associated Press Writer

    WASHINGTON - Sen. John McCain gave major league baseball a choice Wednesday: come up with a comprehensive drug testing plan or Congress will act.

    "Your failure to commit to addressing this issue straight on and immediately will motivate this committee to search for legislative remedies," McCain, chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, told players' union chief Donald Fehr.

    "I don't know what they (the remedies) are. But I can tell you, and the players you represent, the status quo is not acceptable. And we will have to act in some way unless the major league players union acts in the affirmative and rapid fashion," the senator said.

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