NY Times: Sosa Took Roids

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NY Times: Sosa Took Roids

Post  Cincy Fan 44 on Tue Jun 16, 2009 8:15 pm


NEW YORK -- Former slugger Sammy Sosa tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug in 2003, the New York Times reported Tuesday on its website.

The Times, citing lawyers familiar with the case, reported Sosa is one of 104 players who tested positive in a 2003 baseball survey. The paper did not identify the drug.

Sosa is sixth on baseball's career home run list with 609, most of them for the Chicago Cubs. He has not played in the majors since 2007 with Texas.

Sosa's agent, Adam Katz, told the Associated Press he had no comment on the report. Commissioner's office spokesman Rich Levin also had no comment, saying Major League Baseball didn't have a copy of the test results.

Several of the game's biggest stars, including home-run king Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Mark McGwire, have been tainted by the sport's steroids scandal.

Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Manny Ramirez is serving a 50-game suspension for violating baseball's drug policy; just a few months ago, New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez admitted using steroids from 2001-03 with Texas.

Sosa testified before Congress in 2005 and denied any wrongdoing, saying, "To be clear, I have never taken illegal performance-enhancing drugs."

Bonds is under federal indictment, and Clemens is being investigated by a federal grand jury to see if whether he lied when he told Congress he never used steroids or human growth hormone.

Rafael Palmeiro tested positive for a banned drug, and Jose Canseco said he used them.

"To just speculate from an era of how many years it was of who did and didn't do what, it's impossible," Cubs general Jim Hendry said before Tuesday night's game against the Chicago White Sox. "It's just time to put that whole era behind us and move on."
Really? You mean the guy that also got caught with a corked bat...who came up as a really skinny kid who suddenly was pounding out 50+ dingers a year took 'roids??? I would have never guessed. What kind of Mickey Mouse operation did the Cubs run back then??? Razz

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Re: NY Times: Sosa Took Roids

Post  IrishGuy on Wed Jun 17, 2009 8:54 am

He speaka nolo englisha. Unless there is a line of people in front of him shelling out $75 a pop for autographs.
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