May 23, 2011 in Sports

NBA MVP Rose denies steroids quote


Chicago guard and reigning NBA MVP Derrick Rose (pictured) says he does not recall telling ESPN the Magazine that the league has a steroid problem. The magazine’s May 16 issue has a quote it attributes to Rose, in which he was quoted as saying the NBA has a “huge” problem and needs “a level playing field.” Before Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals Sunday night against Miami, Rose issued a statement through the Bulls saying he does not even recall being asked about the topic. He adds that if he was asked about performance-enhancing drug use, he “clearly misunderstood” the question. Rose says, “Let me be clear, I do not believe there is a performance-enhancing drug problem in the NBA.”

Associated Press

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