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Byline: Les Carpenter
The first punch of another baseball drug winter was delivered last week, but not by Bud Selig or Gene Orza or in some secret testing facility loaded with piles of printouts. Rather, it was thrown by a running back.
For on a street, outside a San Francisco courthouse on Thursday, Oakland Raider Tyrone Wheatley struck a photographer. On its own, this is a fact that should be of little consequence to baseball. Rather, it was the reason Wheatley and the photographer were outside the San Francisco courthouse that should panic Selig, Orza and everyone else running from the biggest issue in baseball.
Wheatley had been called, along with a handful of other Raiders, to testify before a …