Just as we have come to expect the occasional announcement of professional athletes implicated in illicit drug use, designed to enhance their athletic performance, we should come to expect the denials that follow. Today, the Miami New Times broke a story about a DEA investigation of a Miami clinic linked to illegal distribution of human growth hormone and testosterone. Numerous MLB players’ names were included in the story as possibly being connected to the clinic. Immediately, players denied using these drugs, either directly or through their agents, spokesmen or team officials.


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