David Ortiz Forced To Deny PED Use Once Again

David Ortiz Forced To Deny PED Use Once Again
Sports
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

David Ortiz is once again defending his reputation. With the Boston Red Sox’s designated hitter off to a hot start, whispers are mounting again that Ortiz is using performance-enhancing drugs. Ortiz denied the allegations. 

“They test me all the time,” he told the Boston Globe in a lengthy interview.

“They make you pee and they test your blood, too. This year I would say I’ve probably been tested five times, peeing. Blood, just once. That was in spring training. They don’t warn you. They just show up.”

He said hard work is the key to his success. He hit safely in his first 15 games of the season before he went 0-for-5 Wednesday in the Red Sox’s 15-8 loss to the Minnesota Twins.

Ortiz’s average fell to .381. He has four homers and 17 RBIs after missing the season’s first 15 games due to a heel ailment.

Dating back to last season, Ortiz had a 27-game hitting before his Wednesday oh-fer. Counting his final 12 games of 2012, Ortiz went 41-for-97 (.423) during the 27-game run. He missed 71 of the final 72 games last year and all of spring training because of his heel woes.

via Sports Xchange

Share Tweet
React
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Julian Sonny

From the sandy beaches of Hawaii, to the streets of New York: Julian has seen it all. His lifetime of travels has given him a broad scope of knowledge and an eclectic taste unlike any other in the tri-state area. Julian has often been compared to cultural icon, The Rock, because of his unequivocal work ethic and warrior-like stature.

More In Sports

Sports Marco Cerino

Politics At ESPN: Did Stephen A. Smith Get The Punishment He Deserves?

ESPN announced yesterday that controversial commentator Stephen A. Smith would be off-air for a week following comments he made regarding domestic violence on “First Take” Friday morning. The sentence in question came after he attempted to retract and apologize for his remarks on Monday’s show. In a statement to employees, ESPN President John Skipper noted, […]

Also On Elite

Politics

If This VC Has His Way, California Could Become Six Different States

The proposal to turn California into six separate states has attained enough signatures to be presented before voters in two years. Reuters reports that the campaign, started by billionaire venture capitalist Timothy Draper, needed at least 808,000 signatures to let voters decide in November of 2016 whether California will be split along geographic boundaries, and […]

Film

A Capella Group Absolutely Crushes The Ultimate Disney Medley (Video)

I’m a total dork when it comes to really impressive singers. One night, while watching my college’s performance of “Spring Awakening,” I hysterically cried during several goosebump-inducing harmonies and solos. It was really embarrassing, mainly because it was in front of my new-ish boyfriend and all of his friends, who easily judged me for the […]

Sports

No, A Twitter Account Did Not Prove FIFA Is Corrupt By Predicting The World Cup Final

Following the end of Germany’s World Cup final win, one user on Twitter had soccer fans questioning whether they’d just witnessed great sports theatre or a match manipulated for criminal profit. As things stand now, Twitter user @FifNdhs, who tweeted under the full name “FIFA Corruption,” only has five tweets displayed on his timeline, each […]