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Nelson Cruz denies Miami New Times allegations

Jan 31, 2013, 4:50 PM EDT

Nelson Cruz pops out

Nolan Ryan and the Rangers haven’t talked to Nelson Cruz about the Miami New Times report linking him to performance-enhancing drugs, but Cruz has issued a statement denying the allegations.

Well, technically Cruz’s lawyers issued the statement:

We are aware of certain allegations and inferences. To the extent these allegations and inferences refer to Nelson, they are denied.

Within the report Cruz is said to have spent $4,000 on testosterone-laced lozenges.

  1. cosanostra71 - Jan 31, 2013 at 4:52 PM

    He didn’t strongly deny them yet. Until there is a strong denial, I have to believe they are true.

  2. nagrommit - Jan 31, 2013 at 4:56 PM

    The boomstick was a syringe!

  3. icanspeel - Jan 31, 2013 at 5:11 PM

    Pretty much a player can’t win in this situations.. If they keep quiet people suspect, if they deny, people think they lie and if they admit it, well at least at that point they deserve the scrutiny.

  4. Ben - Jan 31, 2013 at 5:16 PM

    I’m sure Nelson Cruz and Gio Gonzalez were just dropping thousands of bucks at the clinic for whey protein and creatine.

    • badintent - Jan 31, 2013 at 5:44 PM

      And Flaxseed cream ! Few drops of deer antler exrtract and blend with tequila in blender with ice for a booster juice !! (Sorry Jose Cancesco)

  5. darthicarus - Jan 31, 2013 at 5:19 PM

    Just once I want a named player to make a statement along the lines of “dammit” or “oops”. That would make things more interesting than this boring “I deny blah blah blah”

  6. Jason @ IIATMS - Jan 31, 2013 at 6:32 PM

    In certain circles, testicles are “testosterone-laced lozenges”.

    Sorry, too soon?

  7. mscott4 - Jan 31, 2013 at 8:08 PM

    Reporter: ‘Did you take testosterone-laced lozenge?’
    Cruz: (laughs) ‘Far from it. Faaaaaaarrr from it.’

    Seems legit.

  8. papacrick - Jan 31, 2013 at 9:09 PM

    ^ ^ hilarious

  9. natslady - Jan 31, 2013 at 10:30 PM

    Here’s my conspiracy theory. There is a certain agent out there with a high-priced pitcher and a high-priced outfielder who don’t have jobs. Funny how an outfielder (Cruz) and a pitcher (Gio) were–apparently–snagged, and both are from teams with postseason ambitions…

  10. halohonk - Feb 1, 2013 at 12:42 AM

    Saw him hit the longest homerun at Angel stadium ever where the ball doesnt carry well. Granted it was a 95 mph grooved fastball and he does use a big bat but….Ive been to hundreds of games there and watched many more. It reminded me of the homerun derby in 98 with Big Mc & Sosa. Those 500 foot bombs they were hitting. It was so long and to a spot in left center where no one ever had hit one before.we just couldnt believe it. The red flag went up then. You knew it just didnt look right. I know im a halo honk but the guys a juicer. You watch he will start breaking down, hr totals go down and they wont go as far when hes off the sauce. Ive seen our masher Trumbo at bp many a time but nothing like that bomb Nellie hit that nt. Its a shame he doesnt need peds he has enough power without. Looking like 50 games to me. Lets clean this game up for good. Just my opinion but i think its morr rampant with pitchers than hitters. They all throw in the low to upper 90s now.

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