Former MLB player turned shock jock, Jack Clark has been dismissed from his radio show after accusing Albert Pujols and Justin Verlander of using PEDs, with absolutely no shred of evidence.
Upon learning of the accusations, Albert Pujols released a statement and threatened to sue Clark and his now former employer, WGNU 920 AM. Apparently, the heat was too much for WGNU and they decided to dismiss Clark.
From SBNATION courtesy of Nebraskaknows:
After seven shows, Jack Clark has been dismissed by WGNU 920 AM following on-air accusations about Albert Pujols and PED use.
Former St. Louis Cardinal Jack Clark has been fired from his newly-found gig on WGNU 920 AM for his comments made about former Cardinal and current Angels first baseman Albert Pujols, according to a report in the St. Louis Dispatch.
Here’s the story from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Former Cardinals icon Albert Pujols said late Friday that he plans to sue former Cardinal Jack Clark, as well as those connected with the St. Louis radio station on which he appears, for Clark’s on-air steroids allegations about Pujols.
Then shortly after midnight Saturday morning, the company that has put Clark and co-host Kevin Slaten on the air abruptly announced they will not be returning — after just seven shows.
Clark’s supposed source regarding Pujols, Chris Mihlfield, has denied telling Clark that Pujols used PEDs. Here’s a story from the LA Times
A former personal trainer for Angels slugger Albert Pujols strongly denied accusations by former major leaguer Jack Clark that Pujols used performance-enhancing drugs during his early days with the St. Louis Cardinals.
“I haven’t even talked to Jack Clark in close to 10 years — his statements are simply not true,” Chris Mihlfeld, who worked with the Dodgers in 2000, when Clark was the team’s hitting coach, wrote in an email to The Times.
“I have known Albert Pujols since he was 18 years old, and he would never use illegal drugs in any way. I would bet my life on it and probably drop dead on the spot if I found out he has. As before, once again, both Albert and myself have been accused of doing something we didn’t do,” Mihlfield wrote.
Understandably, all the buzz has been over Albert Pujols because Clark was working for a St. Louis station. But lost in all of this is Clark’s absolute, baseless, unfounded, attack on the Tigers’ Justin Verlander. At least with Pujols, Clark acted like he had some “inside” information. But on JV, he didn’t have anything.
I wonder if WGNU would have fired Clark if Pujols hadn’t threatened to sue. I guess we’ll never know.
If I could give JV any advice, it would be to forgive, Jack Clark. Perhaps he’s still struggling with roid rage.
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