SAN FRANCISCO, April 27 (UPI) -- A former New York Mets equipment manager admitted in court Friday he distributed performance-enhancing drugs to dozens of Major League Baseball players.
Kirk Radomski -- who worked as a batboy, clubhouse assistant and equipment manager for the Mets from 1985-95 -- said in a plea agreement filed in federal court Friday that he distributed drugs including anabolic steroids and human growth hormone to players during a 10-year period beginning in 1995, The Washington Post reported.
Radomski, 37, agreed to cooperate with the investigation of steroids in baseball being led by former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell, D-Me., as part of a plea deal entered at the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California in San Francisco.
Radomski admitted he supplied drugs to players throughout the league and laundering the money he received.
He pleaded guilty to one count of distributing anabolic steroids and one count of felony money laundering. He faces up to 25 years in prison and $500,000 in fines, the Post said.
Documents filed in the case indicate an informant told the FBI Radomski took over the distribution of performance-enhancing drugs to professional baseball players after the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative was shut down by investigators in 2003.