David Ortiz statement on 2003 positive drug test

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David Ortiz statement on 2003 positive drug test

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz released this
statement after The New York Times reported he tested positive
for performance-enhancing drugs in 2003:

“Today I was informed by a reporter that I was on the 2003 list
of MLB players to test positive for performance-enhancing
substances. This happened right before our game, and the news
blindsided me. I said I had no comment because I wanted to get
to the bottom of this.

“I want to talk about the situation and I will when I have more
answers. In the meantime I want to let you know how I’m
approaching this situation. One, I have already contacted the
Players Association to confirm if this report is true. I have
just been told that the report is true. Based on the way I have
lived my life, I’m surprised to learn I tested positive. Two, I
will find out what I tested positive for. And, three, based on
whatever I learn, I will share this information with the club
and the public. You know me – I will not hide and I will not
make excuses.

“I want to thank my family, the Red Sox, my teammates, and the
fans for their patience and support.”

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