David Ortiz Claims He Had Been Tested More Than Anyone In The MLB – 3%

David Ortiz Claims He Had Been Tested More Than Anyone In The MLB

Performance enhancing drug use has been a controversy in major sports for a long time. Some of the most glorified athletes in the world have tested positive, but one athlete is protecting his name, and his legacy as a great ball player, and has something to say…

David Ortiz’s  career is coming to a close, and he wants to get something off his chest.

When the list of names surfaced in 2009, Ortiz issued the following statement:

Today I was informed by a reporter that I was on the 2003 list of MLB players to test positive for performance-enhancing substances. This happened right before our game, and the news blindsided me.

I want to talk about this situation and I will as soon as I have more answers. In the meantime I want to let you know how I am approaching this situation. One, I have already contacted the Players Association to confirm if this report is true. I have just been told that the report is true. Based on the way I have lived my life, I am surprised to learn I tested positive.

Two, I will find out what I tested positive for. And, three, based on whatever I learn, I will share this information with my club and the public. You know me – I will not hide and I will not make excuses.

“I never failed a test. I kept on banging,” Ortiz explained to Verducci. “So, you know, the reality is that it’s a noise that I think was more damaging (to some players’ careers) than anything else, because a lot of guys that were pronounced (as having tested) positive for things or having been caught using things, their careers went away. Yet I am (here).”

So many children look up to Ortiz as an athlete, and as a New York Yankee fan, it pains me to give him props as a great player, but I hope he is telling the truth. Baseball needs more like him.

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