CSTB’s most esteemed guest editorialist has enjoyed frequently reminding us that New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman (above) has demonstrated questionable judgement far more damaging than say, signing Pedro Feliciano or Kei Igawa. Sadly for Cashman, the New York Daily News has a few more readers than this humble blog, and today’s report from the paper’s Shayna Jacobs and Stephen Rex Brown raises the possibility that Alex Rodriguez isn’t the only person in the Bronx guilty of obstructing MLB’s efforts to investigate PED abuses.
(Former Cashman paramour) Louise Meanwell says in court documents filed Monday that lawyer Joe Tacopina should be forbidden from representing the embattled slugger because one of his partners is repping her in a case related to her stalking and extortion charges.
Meanwell says she spilled details about her bedroom chatter with Cashman to the partner, Stephen Turano, that she could be called to testify on in Alex Rodriguez’ appeal of a 211-game suspension for use of performance-enhancing drugs.
Cashman told her he “knew of Yankee clubhouse steroid use by various Yankee players by name” and “was ambivalent to the use of performance enhancement drugs so long as nothing came back to the Yankee organization,” papers filed in Manhattan Supreme Court claim.
Cashman allegedly also shared that “he intentionally misled federal investigators” looking into former Yankees hurler Roger Clemens’ alleged use of steroids.
Meanwell – who also goes by the last name Neathway – says she has paid Turano $10,000 to defend her against charges she violated her probation for an unrelated trespassing conviction in New Jersey when she was arrested in the Cashman case.