Remember back last October, when Jack Clark (Cardinals radio on-air personality) said that Albert Pujols was a juice-head and challenged him to a lie-detector test? He “knew for a fact” that Pujols used PEDs?
Well today, Jack Clark magically backtracked from those comments.
“I would like to address Albert Pujols’ pending defamation lawsuit and re-confirm that I have no knowledge whatsoever that Mr. Pujols has ever used illegal or banned PEDs. I publicly retract my statements that Albert Pujols used such substances. During a heated discussion on air, I misspoke and for that I sincerely apologize.”
Something went down. Whether it was Clark and Pujols having a chance to talk behind the things and settle their differences (Pujols could buy and sell Jack Clark 40 times over, Clark is a
fired radio guy from an era where ballplayers didn’t make big time cheddar) or Pujols simply said he won’t sue Clark if Clark publicly retracts the statements.
Still, it’s odd that a guy would be so willing to smash his own credibility like this. It’s obvious Clark’s radio career is probably a written history. And if we had to bet, Clark probably wasn’t 100% lying. Someday, Albert Pujols will probably have someone come forth with more evidence than just their word about his usage. Call it a gut feeling.