Jack Clark Fired for On-Air Accusations Leveled Against Albert Pujols

By Saxon Baird

Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Jack Clark has been fired from his radio co-host gig at WGNU less than a week after being hired. The cause of the firing was directly related to his recent accusations that Albert Pujols used steroids.

Clark made the accusations twice on the radio program including yesterday on the air stating that Pujols trainer that worked with slugger early in his career had told Clark about Pujols allegedly using steroids.According to the St-Louis Dispatch, WGNU was already fed up with Clark and the debacle he sparked:

"Former Cardinals icon Albert Pujols said late Friday that he plans to sue former Cardinal Jack Clark, as well as those connected with the St. Louis radio station on which he appears, for Clark’s on-air steroids allegations about Pujols. Then shortly after midnight Saturday morning, the company that has put Clark and co-host Kevin Slaten on the air abruptly announced they will not be returning — after just seven shows."

In addition the making accusations about Albert Pujols using sterioids, Clark also leveled veiled accusations at Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander.

In response to Clark’s repeated comments, Albert Pujols vehemently denied the accusations and announced his plans to sue Clark. In the wake of Clark’s firing, there has been no word from the Pujols camp whether he plans to still go forward with the legal action.