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Albert Pujols gets public apology from Clark

Albert Pujols can focus on upcoming season
Albert Pujols can focus on upcoming season
LATimes.com

Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols has apparently dropped his defamation lawsuit against former St. Louis radio host Jack Clark, after Clark made a public apology to him.

Clark made a statement posted in the St. Louis Dispatch, "I would like to address Albert Pujols' pending defamation lawsuit and re-confirm that I have no knowledge whatsoever that Mr. Pujols has ever used illegal or banned PED's. I publicly retract my statements that Albert Pujols used such substances. During a heated discussion on air, I misspoke and for that I sincerely apologize."

Clark ranted on a local radio station accusing Pujols of juicing, and claimed he knew the trained that had given Pujols the illegal substances, during his time with the Cardinals. He was eventually fired from his radio show.

Pujols, denied the allegation and insisted that he as never used any type of PED's or banned substances. He took it a step further, by filing a lawsuit against Clark.

Pujols also issued a public statement, "I have accepted Jack Clark's retraction and apology to resolve my lawsuit against him and clear my name."

The three time MVP, and nine time All-Star can now focus on the upcoming season with the Angels, as the embark upon capturing the AL West pennant.