A Year Later, George Mitchell Has no Regrets

Report tarnished rep of several baseball superstars

Nearly one year later, George Mitchell wouldn't change a word of his report.

His investigation of drugs in baseball tarnished the reputation of Roger Clemens and dozens of other players, led to a toughened drug agreement and created an impression that clubhouses were teeming with performance-enhancers.

"Obviously as a human being, I regret and don't take pleasure in someone else's misfortune, whether I have any relationship to it or not," the former Senate Majority Leader said Tuesday during a half-hour interview in his midtown Manhattan office. "The impression I get is that it's had a significant impact of reducing usage, although that still remains very difficult to measure with any complete precision."


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