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08/31/2005 5:57 PM ET
David Wells' statement

NEW YORK -- The Major League Baseball Players Association today issued the below statement on behalf of David Wells following a meeting with executives from the MLBPA and Major League Baseball.

"I met today with Major League Baseball and the Players Association and was happy to have the chance to answer questions about my press conference the other day and to learn more about the drug testing program and on-field disciplinary suspensions.

"Now that I have had this opportunity to sit down and discuss the issues, I better understand the procedures that go with steroid testing. I now know that neither Bud Selig nor anyone else delayed the Palmeiro case and that the Commissioner's Office has worked with the Union to improve the steroid policy. I also understand that John McHale, rather than Bud Selig, was the ultimate decision-maker relating to on-field disciplinary suspensions imposed by Bob Watson.

"I understand that I was wrong in my statements about these issues and for that I apologize."