D-Rose Denies Telling Mag That P.E.D. Are Big Problem In NBA

ESPN.com” reported Sunday that Chicago Bulls point guard and NBA MVP Award winner Derrick Rose claims he does not remember telling “ESPN The Magazine” that performance enhancing drugs are a bib problem in the Association. In the May 16, issue of the magazine the following question was posed to an array of pro athletes: “If 1 equals ‘What are PEDs (Performance Enhancing Drugs)’? and 10 equals ‘Everybody’s Juicing’ … How big of an issue is illegal enhancing in your sport?”

Rose is quoted as responding ” Seven. It’s huge, and I think we need a level playing field, where nobody has that advantage over the next person.”

Sunday the Bulls issued a statement on behalf of the point guard. In the release Rose stated “Regarding the quote attributed to me in ESPN The Magazine, I do not recall making the statement nor do I recall the question being asked. If that was my response to any question, I clearly misunderstood what was asked of me. But, let me be clear, I do not believe there is a performance enhancing drug problem in the NBA.”

Expect to read more from both sides on this controversy in the coming days.

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