06/06/2007 5:45 PM ET
Statement of the Major League Baseball Players Association on the Commissioner's announcement regarding Jason Giambi
MLBPA Press Release
NEW YORK -- Following an article that appeared in USA Today on May 18, the Commissioner initiated a disciplinary investigation of Jason Giambi during which he was interviewed by representatives of the Commissioner. Today, the Commissioner has issued a press release stating that he has asked Jason to meet with Senator George Mitchell, as well.
After reviewing the Commissionerís press release, MLBPA General Counsel, Michael Weiner issued the following statement:
"Jason will determine how to respond to the Commissioner's request that he meet with Senator Mitchell after consulting with MLBPA counsel and his own lawyer. Such decisions are for the individual player to make, after receiving appropriate legal advice. We do not believe that grounds exist for disciplining Jason Giambi based upon the newspaper article, anything which sprang from it, or his decision whether he will meet with Senator Mitchell."