Former Cardinal great Jack Clark accused Albert Pujols of taking steroids this week.
Yesterday Pujols responded to the allegations.
Former Cardinal Jack Clark caused quite the stir when he claimed to have inside information that Albert Pujols used steroids and that Albert’s former trainer told Clark that he injected Albert with the steroids. Late Friday NewsChannel 5 Sports was emailed Pujols’ response.
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“I’ve said time and time again that I would never take, or even consider taking, anything illegal. I’ve been tested hundreds of times throughout my career and never once have I tested positive. It is irresponsible and reckless for Jack Clark to have falsely accused me of using PED’s. My faith in Jesus Christ, and my respect for this game are too important to me. I would never be able to look my wife or kids in the eye if I had done what this man is accusing me of.
“I know people are tired of athletes saying they are innocent, asking for the public to believe in them, only to have their sins exposed later down the road. But I am not one of those athletes, and I will not stand to have my name and my family’s name, dragged through the mud.
Hat Tip Jimi
UPDATE: Jack Clark and his co-host were fired from their radio gig today. Pujols says he is suing the station over the allegations.