Comments: Jason Goes To Hell

"And since the team doctors are employees of the team, wouldn’t that make the organization aware –at least, by proxy- of Giambi’s steroid use?"

Maybe, maybe not. I would hazard an educated guess that, like attorney-client privilege, doctor-patient privilege applies even if the doctor's being paid by a third party.

Posted by Dave J at December 3, 2004 10:20 AM

Thanks for the mention...but to add, I know this is all just fodder for you to take cracks on the Yanks and say this is just the continuence of the downward spiral of the team, but that of course would ALL be WRONG. If you read an article today, our hero John McCain is going to prob. get involved in this soon. My guess would be he will throw a bill in there against the drug users and drug use in professional sports, thus giving the lawyers for the Yanks something to use to also get rid of Giambi. They may indeed have to pay him the 83 million bucks but they could get rid of him and not have him for 5 more years.

Posted by A at December 4, 2004 12:57 PM

"My guess would be he will throw a bill in there against the drug users and drug use in professional sports, thus giving the lawyers for the Yanks something to use to also get rid of Giambi."

Retroactively applied to a contract entered into BEFORE such a law became effective? Uh, does the phrase "unconstitutional impairment of contracts" mean anything to you? The parties are stuck with the contract as entered into: there can't be a legislative end-run around it.

Posted by Dave J at December 4, 2004 07:13 PM
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