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Jack Clark challenges Albert Pujols to take lie detector test about steroids

Albert-Pujols-Angels-slumpFormer St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols filed a lawsuit against Jack Clark earlier this month in response to Clark’s steroids allegations.

Clark, a four-time MLB All-Star and former Los Angeles Dodgers hitting coach, recently accused Pujols of using steroids. Pujols vowed to take legal action against Clark in response. Clark, who was fired from his radio gig with WGNU after making the comments about Pujols, does not seem overly concerned about the lawsuit.

On Monday, Clark’s attorney sent a letter to Pujols’ legal team proposing the two sides settle the lawsuit by submitting to a lie detector test. The letter, which was obtained by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, suggested that Pujols allow a lie detector test administrator to ask him if “he is being deceptive when he asserts that he has never used steroids or performing enhancing drugs while in the minor and major leagues.” In return, Clark would be asked if he was lying about former personal trainer Chris Mihlfeld telling him Pujols “juiced.”

The letter proposed that the dispute be settled depending on what happens with the polygraph tests. Basically, Clark is hoping they can take the lie detector tests and then the person who needs to apologize will apologize and be done with it.

Obviously, this resolution would be best for Clark. Pujols has more money than he knows what do with, so he doesn’t even need to take legal fees into consideration. Clark could be telling the truth about Mihlfeld claiming Pujols took steroids, but he’s the one that decided to share it with the world on his radio show. Don’t expect Pujols to agree to take a polygraph test. That would be way too big of a risk.


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  • Robert James Rogers

    clark is in big trouble legally for his public comments !

  • Buccochuck

    Sounds fair enough.

  • Hud

    Jack Clark is a fool and a liar.

  • nuadormrac

    Yes and no… Public figures aren’t exactly counted in the same light as private citizens who have chosen to not live their life in the limelight when it comes to allegations of slander and the like…
    For a similar reason, Obama could never really file a case against Donald Trump for the whole birther debate, even if he can demonstrate he’s a legal citizen; because as one who was running for office, and a political figure (President), they aren’t offered the same protections against things like slander, lies, and innuendo as private citizens, who have chosen not to live a public life would enjoy. Same goes for many Hollywood stars and the like… The SCOTUS’s argument in such cases, as I remember, is that in part they CHOSE to live their life in the spotlight, whereas private citizens had not made that same choice to live a public life as a famous person.
    It is possible though that they could BOTH be telling the truth, if it was the trainer who had in fact lied… Of course either way, don’t really know who is being honest here, and who isn’t.

  • Karim Henien

    Clark never said he had any physical evidence nor do I think he believes he can get any. He just said that the trainer told him Pujols was juicing. This lawsuit is stupid. Lance threatened to sue too , Braun was outraged, and Palmero pointed his finger at congress. You know what they say about those who are overly defensive…..

  • Sean Norton

    Jack Clark has had his share of difficulties in recent years both physical and health related. So my impression is he is trying to bring someone down to his level of bitterness so stop trying to be another Jose Canseco and throw others under the bus.

  • Sean Norton

    Forgot to mention legal problems as well. Forget about the negativity we see from time to time the one player I would like to see go to the world series is Torii Hunter great person all around guy future HOF. Mike Trout
    learned alot from Hunter in their only year with the Angels on and off the field what it takes to be a positive example.

  • Jeff

    Steroids, Steroids, Pujols is built like The Incredible Hulk!

  • Jeff

    Oh yes he does! cause now its out there & it will build! The Media will ask ‘if you didn’t take Steroids, then why not do the Polygraph! Steroids!

  • Mr McManus

    i have a hard time believing that any of these guys are clean anymore and am suspicious of all of the guys from the late ’80 up to now who put up big numbers.

  • Joe Kuykendall

    Look at Pujol’s forearms and especially his tree trunk legs…THAT’S NOT NORMAL, juicing no doubt.
    But Clark was smart, he knows Pujols won’t do the test which in turn makes him look guilty…good job Clark!

  • fatso

    “Clark is a fool and a liar” and how do you know this? you accusing clark of being a liar is the same as clark stating Pujols Juiced.

    Maybe HUD is really Albert p.

  • Hud

    Only another fool would think the accused has to prove his innocence.

  • Hud

    Your name is fatso but your mind is slim.

  • Hud

    He is fat and out of shape.
    If you are going to comment about a person or sport why not watch it first so you won’t sound like a fool.
    And the 3 fools who agree with you too.

  • Hud

    You are a complete idiot.
    Just because you are a weakling doesn’t mean you should accuse someone who isn’t.

  • Jeff

    The best defense is a good offense! Trust me, he juiced, maybe not anymore, but he did!

  • Jeff

    Your just a Pujols fan, Cardinal or Angel, and biased! I watch way more games than you, too many and I used to work with my father who was a sports journalist for 50+ years! Don’t tell me I don’t know my stuff! I haven’t been wrong about a player doing PED’s since 1987 with Cansaco & McWire! People said I was crazy about other players but was always right!

  • Jeff

    That makes NO sense, look at Obama!

  • Hud

    If you accuse me of something, prove it. You made the accusation, I owe you nothing.

  • Hud

    I am a baseball fan. I hate steroid users and what they have done to the game.
    It’s easy to claim to be right when none of us know what you predicted.
    If Pujols is on steroids then I would support you 100%.
    Bottom line, Pujols doesn’t have to prove anything to anyone.
    If I accuse you of something do I get to demand that you prove me wrong?

  • Jeff

    Not taking the polygraph is proof enough, and I owe YOU Nothing! Zip! Your nobody. dick!

  • Hud

    So you resort to name calling instead of a well thought out and stated argument. Typical behavior of someone who isn’t mature enough to carry on an adult conversation.

  • Jeff

    sucka, now who’s name calling. What are you in love with Pujols? Geez! Fatso said “maybe Hud is really Albert p. Who know’s! It’s just Baseball!

  • Hud

    Yes, it’s just baseball. And you are showing yourself to be an very unstable person in discussing it.
    No child left behind? Mom and Dad first cousins?
    What is wrong with your brain?

  • Jeff

    Actually, I made an observation, and you responded to ME! You must be Harry Reid with the name-calling! And lonely!

  • Hud

    Your observation boarders on lunacy and shows you to have an incredibly fractured mind.
    In fact I would say that as we are watching your blood pressure rise you are making less and less sense.
    I have a feeling your family will one day be asking the question of why you did it.

  • Jeff

    No, you are obsessed with Pujols. He’s 3000 miles away & washed up! I said a few years back he used. And since I’ve been behind the scenes, I’ll let you know some ‘secret’ info, 40% of MLB players use something! And actually my blood pressure is fine, because i enjoy laughing at uninformed know=it-alls like yourself! Your ball, bring it on, lol! lol! lol!

  • Hud

    You are behind the scenes? Does that mean that you pitch instead of catch?
    On a more serious note you are a liar. You are as behind the scenes of MLB as the Pope is Jewish.

  • Jeff

    My father was a sports journalist for 50+ years & I worked with him for 7 years! That’s behind the scenes, talking with players, trainers, Team personal, ect., grow up! Come on, continue with your character assassinations, Its funny, I’m almost tempted to save them, almost. I called you a dick & since have become completely unstable!

  • John

    Take the test!

  • Joe Kuykendall

    I’m 6’4 240…yes, very weak.

  • Hud

    Sure