The information about Xxxxxx and Xxxxxx emerged through interviews with multiple lawyers and others connected to the pending litigation. The lawyers spoke anonymously because the testing information is under seal by a court order.
Whatever laws exist to shelter whistle-blowers, and whatever Constitutional protections exist for journalists and their sources, should not apply to sports gossip.
Someone please throw the book at these asshole lawyers and media idiots who enable them.
UPDATE: Names redacted from the quote to avoid doing the very thing I'm bitching about the NYT doing.