A St. Louis radio station has dropped a show co-hosted by former Cardinals player Jack Clark after Clark claimed on-air that Angels player Albert Pujols had used steroids. Clark was only in his first week as a radio host on WGNU when he said Pujols' former trainer Chris Mihlfeld told him in 2000 that he "shot him up" with steroids. Station WGNU says it has now "terminated its relationship with Jack Clark and [co-host] Kevin Slaten," but that they were "independent contractors" and it did not have any editorial control over the content of the show, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Nevertheless, Pujols says he plans to sue Clark and WGNU. "I’ve been tested hundreds of times throughout my career and never once have I tested positive. It is irresponsible and reckless for Jack Clark to have falsely accused me of using PEDs," he said in a statement. "I am going to send a message that you cannot act in a reckless manner, like they have, and get away with it." Mihlfeld has also hit back claiming he never told Clark Pujols was using steroids. "His statements are simply not true," he told NBCSports. "I have known Albert Pujols since he was 18 years old and he would never use illegal drugs in any way. I would bet my life on it and probably drop dead on the spot if I found out he has."