PED comment costs Jack Clark, co-host jobs
Former St. Louis Cardinals star Jack Clark is out of his sports talk radio job, and so is his co-host, after Clark’s on-air comments alleging that Albert Pujols took performance-enhancing drugs.
Clark said on the air on WGNU Radio in St. Louis that Pujols’s former trainer, Chris Mihlfeld, told him 10 years ago that he injected PEDs into Pujols.
Pujols responded with a strong denial on Friday night and said he planned to take legal action against Clark and his employers.
Mihlfeld told ESPN.com that Clark’s comments “are simply not true. I have known Albert Pujols since he was 18 years old, and he would never use illegal drugs in any way.”
On Saturday, the company that owns the show, insideSTL Enterprises LLC, said in a statement that the show hosted by Clark and Kevin Slaten had been cancelled.
A telephone listing for Clark could not be found. Slaten says he plans to sue the radio station, insideSTL and its owner.