Ortiz Vehemently Denies Ever Using Steroids, Says He Deserves To Be In Hall Of Fame

March 27, 2015 1:02 PM
Ortiz Vehemently Denies Ever Using Steroids, Says He Deserves To Be In Hall Of Fame
BOSTON (CBS) — David Ortiz took to Derek Jeter’s website on Thursday, and vehemently denied he ever “knowingly used steroids.”

" Writing as an editor for The Players’ Tribune, Ortiz relayed a story of how he was tested at 7:30am at his home in the Dominican this past offseason. This is nothing new for the Red Sox’ slugger, who claims he’s been tested more than any other player in Major League Baseball.

But Ortiz is upset that such a fact does little to change the mind of those who consider him a “cheater”:

In some people’s minds, I will always be considered a cheater. And that’s bulls***. Mark my words: Nobody in MLB history has been tested for PEDs more than me. You know how many times I’ve been tested since 2004? More than 80. They say these tests are random. If it’s really random, I should start playing the damn lottery. Some people still think the testing is a joke. It’s no joke. Ten times a season these guys come into the clubhouse or my home with their briefcases. I have never failed a single one of those tests and I never will.

But that doesn’t matter to some people "

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