Lawyer: Roberts trying to divert light from Mets' pot use

Updated: September 28, 2002, 2:29 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- The lawyer for the woman accused of extortion by New York Mets pitcher Grant Roberts told Newsday the allegation is an attempt to shift attention from the team's marijuana use.

Roberts and agent Seth Levinson have said Jodi Turner tried to extort money from Roberts before releasing a 1998 picture that appeared in Newsday last week showing the pitcher smoking marijuana. The picture illustrated an article saying that at least seven Mets were suspected of smoking marijuana this ...

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