Posted October 04, 2013

Angels slugger Albert Pujols sues ex-MLB player Jack Clark over steroid comments

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Angels slugger Albert Pujols sues Jack Clark over performance-enhancing drug allegations. (Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Angels 1B Albert Pujols sued ex-MLB player Jack Clark over PED drug allegations. (Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Los Angeles Angels star Albert Pujols sued former major league slugger Jack Clark on Friday over comments Clark made on a local radio show accusing Pujols of using steroids, reports the Associated Press.

The lawsuit was filed in Circuit Court in St. Louis County and seeks unspecified damages and asks for a determination and declaration that Clark’s statements are false.

Clark, who was known during his 18 seasons in the majors as Jack the Ripper, said on an Aug. 2 show on WGNU-AM in St. Louis that Pujols’ personal trainer, Chris Mihlfeld, disclosed that he “shot up” the young player and also offered Clark steroids. Clark also said he stands behind his story.

Pujols played for St. Louis from 2001-11, winning three National League Most Valuable Player awards. He then signed a $240-million, 10-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels.

More from the AP:

The petition says Pujols’ “character and reputation are impeccable and beyond reproach” while Clark is “a struggling radio talk show host” who was chasing ratings in the first week his new show was on the air.

The lawsuit came one day after three-time AL MVP Alex Rodriguez sued Major League Baseball and Commissioner Bud Selig in New York for alleged interference with his current and prospective business deals. Rodriguez has a $275-million, 10-year contract with the New York Yankees, the only baseball deal larger than Pujols’ agreement.


11 comments
NoQNoSuperBowl
NoQNoSuperBowl

Pujols may wind up regretting this. I seriously doubt Clark will. 

Dave C
Dave C

Jack Clark = no filter.... moron.

reger
reger

Suing ? not cool Albert..

MelissaHarris
MelissaHarris

big pujols fan here. but this could be the beginning of his downfall.

OSUDeuce
OSUDeuce

Verlander should sue him as well

PrincessFarris
PrincessFarris

Thank goodness you took legal action Mr Pujols. Some people need to be reminded that you really are not free to slander and lie on people at will.Folks like Clark try to do as they please I pray the courts are actually fair and crush him financially. That's the only thing people like him understand.

Lufts
Lufts

@PrincessFarris Actually, as a public figure, you generally can.  All Clark has to show is that the statement was made to him.  Pujols has to prove the Clark made his statement knowing it was false, first, And with the specific intent to hurt him.  Virtually impossible.

Of course, the fact that Albert also uses PED's probably hurts his chances as well.

reger
reger

@PrincessFarris Jack had a great career, what makes you think he's not telling the truth?  The Angels should sue Pujols for their money back.