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WGNU's Clark, Slaten Will Not Return After Pujols Threatens To Sue For On-Air PED Allegations
Published August 12, 2013
SLATEN SUING: Slaten on Saturday afternoon said that he will "sue over his termination," while Clark will make a decision today. Slaten: "I don't know what Albert Pujols' damages are, but there are a lot of damages for me. Albert Pujols didn't even mention my name. Why does this fall on me?" The POST-DISPATCH's Caesar reports Clark "wasn't backing down" from his allegations. Clark on Saturday said, "I stand by what I said. I'm not sure what I'm going to do, but I'm doing something for sure." Slaten: "They teamed Jack Clark up with me so sparks would fly, then when Jack says something they run and hide under their blanket" (ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH, 8/12).
BACKING OFF: In St. Louis, Bernie Miklasz wrote Pujols "wins this round. Big." It is "fair to surmise" that insideSTL "feared getting entangled in legal proceedings and broke off the relationship with Clark and Slaten to appease Pujols." Slaten for years has "been saying he believes Pujols juiced up." If the company "thought it was unethical or improper for Slaten to say these steroids-related things about Pujols, then why was he put on the air in the first place? Why are his comments now suddenly out of bounds and unacceptable? What changed?" (STLTODAY.com, 8/10).