SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Former New York Mets clubhouse attendant Kirk Radomski, who testified in a report on steroid use in baseball, was sentenced Friday to five years probation.
The sentence was handed down during an appearance at U.S. District Court in San Francisco.
The report, compiled by a panel led by former U.S. Senator George Mitchell, D-Maine, indicated that the U.S. Attorney's Office agreed to recommend that Radomski receive a more lenient sentence, if it believed he had been cooperative and truthful.
In April 2007, Radomski signed a plea agreement in which he admitted to the distribution of performance enhancing drugs in December 2005, and produced documents, copies of checks, bank records and money orders, among other information and evidence.
Radomski's testimony implicated dozens of players in the steroid scandal. He became a key figure in the scandal after his home was raided by federal agents Dec. 14, 2005. The search turned up documents related to his distribution of the drugs.