Jack Clark pays the price for Albert Pujols accusations

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Los Angeles Angels powerhouse Albert Pujols is steeping up to defend his character after former player Jack Clark took the airwaves of St. Louis last week to finger Pujols as a “juicer.”

The Los Angeles Times broke the story via Twitter that Pujols was swinging back.

The powers that be in this situation boils down to CBS Sports who is owned by mega-conglomerate Viacom.

Of course somebody was going to get fired for making unsubstantiated claims.

In this case it was Clark and his radio partner Kevin Slaten.

Inside St. Louis issued their statement on Saturday.

InsideSTL Enterprises, LLC and all related companies would like to make clear that Jack Clark is no longer associated with the company.  Mr. Clark was never employed by insideSTL but rather was an independent contractor.  Any opinions, views or statements made by him strictly reflect his own personal views and do not reflect the views of insideSTL.  insideSTL Enterprises, LLC and any related companies have never asserted and do not assert that Albert Pujols has ever used steroids or any other type of performing enhancing drug.

Clark did not go quietly. He spoke with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch  and hinted at legal action of his own.

“I stand by what I said,” he said Saturday. “I’m not sure what I’m going to do, but I’m doing something for sure.”

“I’m still trying to get my knife out of my back from the radio station, the way that was handled,” he said. “They did not allow us to go ahead and talk about it, talk to callers. They made us lie and say the phones weren’t working.”

“I only did the show because they said they were going to talk about it (how to address the situation) and let us know Monday how they were going to handle it,” Clark said.

Clark did not have to wait until Monday.

Clark based his claims entirely on what Pujols trainer Chris Mihlfeld allegedly told him.

Guess what?

In an exclusive statement to Hard Ball Talk, Mihlfeld denied the whole thing.

I haven’t even talked to Jack Clark in close to 10 years. His statements are simply not true. 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.”

Either Clark is lying or he was completely hung out to dry.

  • A.Sanchez

    What part of KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT, don’t you understand. You can’t win and Mr. Mihlfeld has said you are wrong. You are wrong and move on.