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Report: Albert Pujols, Jack Clark come to resolution in defamation lawsuit

Angels slugger Albert Pujols has resolved a lawsuit with another former Cardinals slugger. (Duane Burleson/Getty Images) Angels slugger Albert Pujols has resolved a lawsuit with another former Cardinals slugger. (Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Former St. Louis Cardinals sluggers Albert Pujols and Jack Clark have agreed to a resolution that will allow both parties to avoid a defamation lawsuit, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Derrick Goold reported Monday.

As part of the resolution, Pujols dropped his lawsuit, which he had filed in response to Clark's comments on his local sports radio show, "The King and The Ripper," last year. He said on the show that he knew "for a fact" that Pujols had used performance-enhancing drugs.

As for his end of the deal, Clark issued the following public retraction, according to the Post-Dispatch:

"I would like to address Albert Pujols' pending defamation lawsuit and re-confirm that I have no knowledge whatsoever that Mr. Pujols has ever used illegal or banned PEDs. I publicly retract my statements that Albert Pujols used such substances. During a heated discussion on air, I misspoke and for that I sincerely apologize."

In a statement, Pujols said he "accepted Jack Clark's retraction and apology to resolve my lawsuit against him and clear my name."

Clark was fired from his radio show following his comments.

Pujols played 11 seasons in St. Louis during a historic start to his major-league career. The 34-year-old signed with the Los Angeles Angels after the 2011 season.

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