Radio Station Fires Jack Clark After Pujols, Verlander PED Accusations

Radio Station Fires Jack Clark After Pujols, Verlander PED Accusations

Former Major League Baseball player Jack Clark was fired from his radio show on Saturday after he accused Albert Pujols, Justin Verlander, and former Dodgers right fielder Shawn Green of using performance-enhancing drugs last week on more than one occasion.

According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Clark had been on the air for just seven shows along with Kevin Slaten. WGNU, the station, reportedly “sells its weekday airtime to insideSTL Enterprises, which has a variety of employment deals with the hosts.” 

On Saturday, insideSTL announced it “has terminated its relationship with Jack Clark and Kevin Slaten. As independent contractors, we want to make it clear that the opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the opinions of insideSTL. Also as independent contractors, insideSTL did not have editorial control over the show’s content.’

Pujols has said he would sue Clark. Verlander said Clark was “moronic.” Pujols and Verlander have never been implicated in PED scandals. 

Last week, Clark said a trainer told him that he had “shot up” Pujols. That trainer also denied the accusations on Friday to an ESPN reporter. Clark reiterated his assertions about Pujols–and Verlander–to the Post-Dispatch in a subsequent interview.

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