I certainly wouldn’t want to be Alex Rodriguez right now, but it would be way better to be him than whoever it was dropped the dime on him:
The judge in the Barry Bonds perjury case could find BALCO prosecutors, investigators or officials in contempt if evidence connects them to the leak of formerly anonymous 2003 Major League baseball drug tests that resulted in allegations that Alex Rodriguez took steroids.
A source familiar with the proceedings between the government and MLB players union said, “It is not possible this was leaked without there being a violation of the law.”
There’s a lot more to it, so anyone interested should read it all. The kicker here is that the question of whether those tests — A-Rod’s included — should ever have been seized in the first place is still pending before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. If they find that the original search warrants were illegal, the leaker will not only have violated the court order of a U.S. District Court judge, but he will have exacerbated the violation of the players’ Constitutional rights. The former will get that person sanctioned by Judge Illston. The latter, assuming the leaker was a lawyer, could very well get him disbarred.
In any event, I sure hope Selena Roberts is enjoying her victory lap over her scoop, because she may very soon find herself in front of Judge Illston being ordered to reveal her sources.