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Howard and Zimmerman Sue for Defamation, Unlikely to Win

Over the holidays, Al Jazeera America released an explosive, undercover report on doping in professional sports. Included in the story were secretly recorded interviews with Charlie Sly, a pharmacist who boasted of having provided illegal performance enhancing drugs to numerous professional athletes. Among the many athletes that Sly claimed to have supplied with PEDs were several...
Via Fangraphs
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Ryan Zimmerman and Ryan Howard file defamation lawsuits against Al Jazeera

On Tuesday evening, it was announced that Ryan Zimmerman of the Washington Nationals would file a defamation suit against Al Jazeera for a report that linked him to performance enhancing drugs (more on that here). Shortly thereafter, Ryan Howard of the Philadelphia Phillies followed suit. Howard issued the following statement: “Today I authorized my attorneys to file suit...
Via Sportsnaut
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Ryan Zimmerman sues Al Jazeera over alleged defamation

The Al Jazeera report linking many athletes, most notably Peyton Manning, will apparently be on its way to the courtroom. Another athlete named in the reports, Ryan Zimmerman of the Washington Nationals, has filed a lawsuit according to Reuters. Any success that Zimmerman has in this lawsuit will not only directly help him, but it will indirectly help every other athlete named,...
Via Sportsnaut
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Lawyer for two MLB stars threatens lawsuit over PED report

An attorney representing baseball players Ryan Howard and Ryan Zimmerman is threatening a lawsuit against news outlet Al Jazeera for airing a report accusing the athletes of receiving performance-enhancing drugs. William Burck, an attorney from the law firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, told the Philadelphia Inquirer that they will “go to court” over the allegations...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Attorney for Ryan Howard and Ryan Zimmerman Responds to PED Claims

Saturday, Al Jazeera dropped a bombshell. The television network produced an investigative special report “The Dark Side” and in it…claims that All-Stars Ryan Howard and Ryan Zimmerman, along with current free-agent Taylor Teagarden, obtained performance-enhancing drugs back in 2011. According to the documentary, Charlie Sly, a pharmacist at the Indiana-based anti-aging clinic...
Via Hall of Very Good
December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals: Should Ryan Zimmerman play in October?

Ryan Zimmerman With October fast approaching, there has been one question on every Washington Nationals fan’s mind. Will Ryan Zimmerman be off the disabled list soon enough to play before the postseason? The answer as of two days ago is a “yes”, playing his first game Saturday. Since Zimmerman’s hamstring injury in July, it was reported two weeks ago he was doing some jogging...
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals acquire Asdrubal Cabrera

For weeks, it seemed that the best move for the Washington Nationals at the trade deadline would be no move at all. However, Ryan Zimmerman’s grade 3 hamstring strain caused the Nationals to need another infielder. After taking part in discussions with multiple clubs, including the New York Mets about a potential Daniel Murphy trade, Washington agreed to send Zach Walters to the...
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Nats place Ryan Zimmerman on DL

After missing 44 games this season to a fractured thumb, the Washington Nationals have again placed 3B Ryan Zimmerman on the MLB disabled list.   This time Zim goes to the DL with a strained hamstring.  Zimmerman injured his hamstring last night in the sixth inning when he drove in a run on a ground ball.  After passing and stepping on first base, Zimmerman instantly felt discomfort...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Ryan Zimmerman hits go-ahead HR in the 16th inning, makes spectacular catch

So Ryan Zimmerman picked a pretty good time to hit his first home run since returning from his DL stint, blasting a 2-run home run in the 16th inning to give the Nats a 4-2 lead in the longest game in Nationals team history. And then there was his amazing catch in the bottom of the inning; fittingly, Zim also caught the final out of the game, Nats win 4-2. Here's Zim's catch. He...
Via Nationals Enquirer
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Zimmerman, left fielder

Well, guess it won't really be official until the first time Ryan Zimmerman trots out to left field for the real, live, Washington Nationals, but Saturday marked the debut of Ryan Zimmerman, left fielder, albeit for the Potomac Nationals. On Sunday, Zim saw his first defensive chances, which may or may not have led him to try to pull the plug on the whole experiment with another...
Via Nationals Enquirer
June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

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