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Drugs 'definitely' tempted Chipper

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08:13 AM ET 02.28 | Chipper Jones played through the thick of tempting times. There was a time when he considered it. [Jones] thought about taking a pill, sticking a needle in his arm, doing whatever it is cheaters do in hopes of gaining an edge and fooling us into believing the mutant statistics all came about from hard work and whey shakes. "Yeah. I mean, definitely," the Braves' almost-40 third baseman said Monday when asked if he ever considered using performance-enhancing drugs. "You see peers doing it. You see contemporaries on other teams doing it and putting up [big] numbers. But at that point in my career, while I didn't have kids yet, and I thought, I don't want to jeopardize their lives [with the backlash] one day."

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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February 28, 2012  08:37 AM ET

So, did he or did he NOT see Braun takin' 'em?

February 28, 2012  08:50 AM ET

So, who did he see on his team doing it?

Also, you gotta wonder if this is one of those articles that comes out right before the other shoe drops.

February 28, 2012  08:54 AM ET

They all say the same thing. That they were merely tempted. Until they remember they gave in to that temptation a long time ago.

February 28, 2012  08:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

They all say the same thing. That they were merely tempted. Until they remember they gave in to that temptation a long time ago.

Liked your comments on that Cub fan's blog. Made me laugh.

February 28, 2012  09:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Liked your comments on that Cub fan's blog. Made me laugh.

Yeah well, sometimes you gotta score one for the guy that gets away with one

February 28, 2012  09:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Yeah well, sometimes you gotta score one for the guy that gets away with one

Yeah, I'm guessing his lawyers aren't from Binder & Binder.

February 28, 2012  09:42 AM ET

No one admits doing them untul the tests come back positive. And even them they don't fess up.

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February 28, 2012  10:36 AM ET
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"Wait, I wasn't told that was a banned substance?!?!?!?!?" -- the common excuse by a cheater caught in the act............

Soon to be replaced with the now infamous "Mishandled sample" excuse.

February 28, 2012  10:48 AM ET
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So, who did he see on his team doing it?Also, you gotta wonder if this is one of those articles that comes out right before the other shoe drops.

Remember he used to play with Rocker, who already said that he used them, and Sheffield, who was listed in the Mitchell Report.

February 28, 2012  10:49 AM ET

Tell us more....saw what peers doing it?

February 28, 2012  11:08 AM ET

If you see people on your own team that you refer to as "peers" cheating, and you don't report it, you're just as bad as the cheater. Doesn't surprise me that a piece of garbage like Chipper Jones would turn a blind eye to cheating on his own team. Baseball will be better off when this scumbag is gone.

February 28, 2012  11:28 AM ET

Whatever, he did em.....they all do.

February 28, 2012  11:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

So, did he or did he NOT see Braun takin' 'em?

Sounds like saw a lot of guys in the Braves organization taking them.
Braun? yes he saw it, but he did not report it immediately, so it does not technically count.

February 28, 2012  12:07 PM ET
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Soon to be replaced with the now infamous "Mishandled sample" excuse.

"contratually inaddmissible" is more like it, the sample was fine.

February 28, 2012  01:06 PM ET

players should know, well enough nothing can remain hided for ever, one day the one that they aren't expecting things can turn upside down and whatever was wrong it will show in the hard light times!!

February 28, 2012  01:25 PM ET
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If you see people on your own team that you refer to as "peers" cheating, and you don't report it, you're just as bad as the cheater. Doesn't surprise me that a piece of garbage like Chipper Jones would turn a blind eye to cheating on his own team. Baseball will be better off when this scumbag is gone.

Go back under your rock.

February 28, 2012  01:37 PM ET

I think Chipper did use PEDs...he looked often swollen up at variout times in his career....why?

 
February 28, 2012  01:38 PM ET

I think Chipper did use PEDs...he looked often swollen up at various times in his career....why?

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