Originally posted on The Mark Graham Sports Blog  |  Last updated 2/11/13
Philadelphia Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon said on Saturday that he received Toradol shots during his days as a member of the Boston Red Sox. This news comes off the heels of former Boston pitcher Curt Schilling's claims that the team encouraged PED use. Toradol is a legal anti-inflammatory drug that is injected. The use of Toradol has become increasingly controversial in the world of sports. Papelbon doesn't recall who introduced him to the drug, but says that he started using it in 2007, the year the Red Sox swept the Colorado Rockies to win their second World Series in four years.   "It was kind of a word-of-mouth thing," Papelbon said. "You got in the clubhouse and said, 'Man, I feel like crap,' and somebody would say, 'Oh, you should get a Toradol shot.' All players talk about what gets you through a 162-game season." Papelbon claims that he never say another player use it, but pitcher Clay Buchholz has acknowledged that Toradol might have been to
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