Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 8/23/12

The comments Skip Bayless made on Wednesday about Derek Jeter were nothing more than Skip being Skip. His job is to create buzz and say extremely controversial things, and he may have outdone himself by insinuating that it’s possible Jeter has been able to continue playing at such a high level because of performance-enhancing drug use.

“I would have to be sight- and hearing-impaired not to at least wonder, because there is no HGH test in the sport of baseball,” Bayless said according to the NY Daily News. “They do not blood test; they do it one time in spring training for HGH, not again the rest of the year. How could I not wonder, ‘Is he using something?’ If you’re Derek Jeter, would you think about using HGH right now? Because I would. How would you not? Would you not think about it?”

Unfortunately, many feel as though all players are guilty until proven innocent in this day and age. However, the fact that Jeter has passed all of his drugs tests throughout his incredibly long and successful career would seem to make him innocent, no? Jeter, who seemed blindsided by the remarks, said perhaps it is Skip who needs to be tested.

“Whenever you have people that anytime you bring something like this to light with guys that are doing things, it’s like, now you have everybody questioning everything,” Jeter said. “That’s the unfortunate thing. Maybe Skip should be tested. What do you want me to say? I ain’t getting involved with this, man. You can say whatever you want to say now, huh? There’s no repercussions.”

It should be noted that the talking head has surprisingly massive pipes. Putting Jeter on the same level with guys like Melky Cabrera and Bartolo Colon is never a good idea, but Skip is happy as long as people are talking about it. As much as Terrell Suggs annoys me, he couldn’t be more right when it comes to Bayless.

Photo credit: Mike DiNovo-US PRESSWIRE

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