Players' union asks court to overturn privacy decision

Monday, February 12th 2007, 10:33 pm
By: News On 6

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) _ The Major League Baseball Players Association is asking a federal appeals court to revisit its December decision to allow investigators probing steroids in sports to use the names and urine samples of more than 100 players who tested positive for performance enhancing drugs.

The 2-1 decision by the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco overturned three lower court decisions and could help authorities pinpoint the source of steroids in baseball.

If the December decision survives, the players who tested positive could be called before a grand jury and asked how they obtained their steroids.