A deadly game of politics

March 18, 2003
By Luke Cyphers
Jon Cooper, a legislator in New York's Suffolk County who wrote into law the nation's first ban on ephedra supplements, traded calls last month with some excited officials from Major League Baseball.

"We asked them if they would sign a letter of support for our law, and they were definitely interested," Cooper says. "It sounded like they may even send it along right away."

That was three weeks ago. Cooper hasn't heard from MLB since.

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