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Ex-Congressman believes Palmeiro

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08:16 AM ET 01.05 | Tom Davis, the former head of the Congressional subcommittee made infamous by Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa and Jose Canseco, has some sympathy for Rafael Palmeiro. "I believe that he didn't know he was taking steroids. I think he told the truth. We conducted an investigation and that was the conclusion our investigators came to." Ever since the positive test that led to a 10-game ban late in the 2005 season, Palmeiro has claimed that teammate Miguel Tejada gave him what he thought was a B-12 shot and not a vial of steroids.

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January 5, 2011  08:44 AM ET

If you cannot believe an ex congressman, then who can you believe?

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January 5, 2011  09:17 AM ET
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That's nice Mr. Congressman....arent there more important issues that you should be worrying about?

That's why he's an "ex" congressman

January 5, 2011  09:32 AM ET

Tom Davis further stated that he believes in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny.

January 5, 2011  09:32 AM ET

I'm looking for jerseys, sunglasses and jeans. Anyone have any idea where I can find them?

January 5, 2011  09:35 AM ET
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Tom Davis further stated that he believes in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny.

What a joke.


Why on earth would he go on the record with something so stupid.

LOL, breaking news******

January 5, 2011  09:36 AM ET
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That's nice Mr. Congressman....arent there more important issues that you should be worrying about?

seriously...

January 5, 2011  09:36 AM ET

Not believable. Ex-congressmen should not be told to their face that politicians as a class are some of the biggest liars in our society, but here it is ok. If it wasn't for politics these guys would have to work for a living.

January 5, 2011  09:39 AM ET

Immediate credibility issue right there.

January 5, 2011  09:41 AM ET

Under the circumstances it belies common sense a player would stick something into their body and not be 100% certain what it was.

I can understand why a player of that generation would use PEDS, few objected at the time, not the commisioner, ownership, player's union, or even the fans, a good portion of which now pontificate self righteously about it, even though it was quite obvious what was happening.

The unacceptable part is now that the jig is up, player after player denies knowingly taking if they are caught and none come forward to say what had happened. I'd have more sympathy for a player and the HofF if they were honest.

Using PEDS then is not the disgrace, blatantly lying about it now, like Palmeiro, Bonds, and Clemens so obviously are is. And the silence from the others is a disgrace as well.

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January 5, 2011  09:52 AM ET
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He has to be a democrat. I'm glad this guy believed him because Palmeiro sure has hell didn't refute the postive test for very long.

What a moronic comment.... Why would he "have to be a democrat ?" ... well he IS in fact, republican. Remember them? The same party whose congressmen were FAWNING over Roger Clemens at his testimony... patting him on the back.... ASKING FOR AUTOGRAPHS !!! Typical right-wing commentary... Let's take a conversation about baseball and use it as an opportunity to make a backhanded comment with no research or support whatsoever.

January 5, 2011  10:04 AM ET
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What a moronic comment.... Why would he "have to be a democrat ?" ... well he IS in fact, republican. Remember them? The same party whose congressmen were FAWNING over Roger Clemens at his testimony... patting him on the back.... ASKING FOR AUTOGRAPHS !!! Typical right-wing commentary... Let's take a conversation about baseball and use it as an opportunity to make a backhanded comment with no research or support whatsoever.

ha, well said.

January 5, 2011  10:06 AM ET
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Doesn't even matter if he never knew. No one will ever believe him, except this upstanding Republican of course

Warning, warning!!! Liberal alert!!!!

January 5, 2011  10:10 AM ET

Palmeiro is an idiot for letting any random nonmedical person inject anything in his glutes. He's either a liar or he's a **** surfer.

This doesn't even come close to passing a sniff test.

 
January 5, 2011  10:10 AM ET
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Not believable. Ex-congressmen should not be told to their face that politicians as a class are some of the biggest liars in our society, but here it is ok. If it wasn't for politics these guys would have to work for a living.

Exactly. This guy is a joke to say this and I hope hes never elected to anything besides dogcatcher in the future if hes that gullible.

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