Found May 10, 2013 on NESN.com:
David Ortiz estimates he has undergone six tests this year for performance-enhancing drugs. So far, none of those tests has yielded a positive result. Yet when Ortiz came back from an Achilles injury tearing the cover off the baseball, hitting .426 out of the gate and stretching his hitting streak to 27 games, at least one reporter felt Ortiz’s performance was suspicious. The result was a thinly-veiled attempt to smear the slugger by Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy this week. Shaughnessy peppered Ortiz with questions related to PED use, including the detail that Ortiz, as a Dominican player, warrants extra scrutiny. After extensive media coverage of the column, Red Sox chairman Tom Werner responded to the accusations on Friday. “I fully acknowledge the right the media has to ask difficult questions and to express controversial opinions,” Werner writes on the Red Sox website. “Freedom of the press is fundamental in our culture. “They had the right, but was it right?” Werner ta...
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