David Justice Says Everyone "Knows He's Doesn't Do Needles", Where's Vina?

Friday, December 14, 2007

There's obviously a huge backlash coming in the wake of the Mitchell Report being released and there are a few members of the media that have some explaining to do. Most notably David Justice (YES) and Fernando Vina (ESPN). ESPN chose to keep Fernando under wraps yesterday, but Justice was on the YES Network to explain that he never took HGH or any drug....



So Justice addressed the issue with a pretty steadfast denial, but where is Vina? Just like the Golic Steroids issue a few weeks back we have another instance where ESPN isn't tapping into one of its own resources on a particular issue.

As far as Justice, I think he falls under the category of not really knowing what the drug was. I think you'll find that a good number of older players named will be taking this stance of ignorance in the coming days. And to honest....it could be pretty valid.

13 Comments:

is it just me or did the interviewer ask like five "final" questions?

Anonymous said...
Dec 14, 2007, 1:58:00 AM  

Dear Dave, not all steroids require needles. But besides the point you should say you did steroids so that you had an excuse for slapping Halle Berry around, because there is no excuse for that.

Hawkins said...
Dec 14, 2007, 2:29:00 AM  

You know what blows me away the most? I actually believe him.

Willmott said...
Dec 14, 2007, 7:13:00 AM  

I had like a 1 minute piece on Vina this morning on SportsCenter. They said they tried to contact him but "he hasn't responded."

HardScores said...
Dec 14, 2007, 9:12:00 AM  

I'm already bored with the Mitchell Report.

GMoney said...
Dec 14, 2007, 10:47:00 AM  

If Vina "hasn't responded", I have to think his short career with ESPN is over.

alan said...
Dec 14, 2007, 11:18:00 AM  

AA-where have you been in the am? Are you doing something to make it up to us tonight?

Thomas said...
Dec 14, 2007, 11:19:00 AM  

Mitchell Report = Overrated

It brought up nothing new and people can assume themselves who did the stuff and who hasn't. Then once people start dying earlier and start admitting they made mistakes by taking steroids and HGH later in life we will actually find out who was cheating.

Brett said...
Dec 14, 2007, 11:35:00 AM  

Speaking of Golic, is it a coincidence his week off coincided with the release of the Mitchell Report? I think not. Espnradio didn't want him to be part of the conversation.

Anonymous said...
Dec 14, 2007, 11:40:00 AM  

Speaking of Golic, is it a coincidence his week off coincided with the release of the Mitchell Report? I think not. Espnradio didn't want him to be part of the conversation.

Anonymous said...
Dec 14, 2007, 11:40:00 AM  

Thomas- Sorry..."real" job has been killing me in the mornings lately. I'm trying to post as much as I can overnight to make up for it.

Anon- That's a conspiracy theory....and I like it!

Dec 14, 2007, 11:43:00 AM  

ESPN said Vina hadn't respnded to Mitchell's inquiries...not to ESPN.

Just to clarify.

Dec 14, 2007, 11:47:00 AM  

Vina's tenure at ESPN was already over. The player analysts - outside of tenured guys like Kruk - are just hired for the season. Once the season is over, they're free to go until/unless ESPN wants to bring them back.

Anonymous said...
Dec 14, 2007, 3:47:00 PM  

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