ST. LOUIS (AP) — Albert Pujols says he's taking legal action against Jack Clark after the former St. Louis Cardinals star accused him of taking performance-enhancing drugs.
The injured Los Angeles Angels' slugger released a statement Friday night, saying: "I am currently in the process of taking legal action against Jack Clark and his employers at WGNU 920AM."
Clark said Pujols' former trainer, Chris Mihlfeld, told him 10 years ago that he "shot him up."
Pujols is sidelined by a partially torn plantar fascia in his left foot. He's in his second season with the Angels after 11 years in St. Louis.
Detective Hilton Botha made the revelation Wednesday in testimony at the bail hearing for the athlete charged with premeditated murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.
The discovery raises the possibility that the double-amputee Olympian and Paralympian might have been using performance-enhancing substances.
Pistorius became the first Paralympian runner to compete at the Olympic Games in London last year.
Pistorius, 26, has insisted he shot the 29 year old Steenkamp by mistake, fearing there was an intruder in his gated and guarded luxury complex in the capital, Pretoria.