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Jack Clark Challenges Albert Pujols’ Defamation Lawsuit

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(Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

(Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) – Prove it! Take a lie detector test.

Jack Clark’s attorney is firing back, ten days after Angels slugger Albert Pujols filed a defamation lawsuit accusing the former major-league player and radio host of telling his listeners that the former Cardinals star had been “juicing.”

“If he’s going to have these aspersions give rise to him pulling these Lance Armstrong-like bullying tactics in court — why don’t we clear the air, why don’t we clear the air for all these boys and girls in this country,” Clark’s attorney Al Watkins told KMOX.

Listen to KMOX’s Mark Reardon’s interview with Al Watkins:

In the settlement proposal Watkins lectured Pujols on his claim that he has never used illegal performance enhancing drugs. Watkins wanted to know illegal in what country? Also in his tongue-in-cheek proposal, Watkins wondered if Pujols used legal performance enhancing drugs, including Viagra and Ben Gay, as well as steroids.

On a more serious note, the settlement proposal outlined how Pujols and his client Clark can clear their names.

They both with take a polygraph test. Pujols will be asked if he has ever taken steroids or performing enhancing drugs while in the minor and major leagues, and Clark will be asked if he lied when he said Pujols’ former trainer told him that his client “juiced.”

The test results must be made public, according to the proposal and include questions from both the public and media outlets.

Whoever is found to be telling the true will need to apologize to the other party.

Pujols has ten days to accept the proposal.

Pujols filed the defamation lawsuit Oct. 4 in Circuit Court in St. Louis County. It accuses Clark of disseminating “malicious, reckless and outrageous falsehoods” about him, and says Clark’s accusations were “ploy to generate attention and ratings” for Clark’s now cancelled sports-radio talk show.

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