Well, the players have got themselves subpoenaed. If I can predict it, it can't be too surprising.
Why did they not see this coming? They're not dumb. I think it's a combination of arrogence (to a degree that the rest of us nonprofessional athletes can't possibly understand) and being way out of touch. Way out of touch.
Note: the one player who looks good in all this is Frank Thomas, who notably said from the beginning that he'd be happy to testify. My respect for him has grown considerably.