From Mark Hale (NY Post):
Derek Jeter said Alex Rodriguez should be given a chance to address allegations he used steroids before passing judgment.”You have to give him the benefit of the doubt,” Jeter told reporters today at the Yankees’ training complex.
“My initial reaction is, let him respond,” Jeter said. “Give him the respect to respond to it before you pass judgment.”
Sports Illustrated reported Saturday that Rodriguez tested positive for two steroids in 2003 while a member of the Texas Rangers.
“Yeah, of course, everybody was shocked by it,” Jeter said. “You’ve got to find out both sides of the story before you make any assessment.”
I think Jeter’s response was fine and appropriate. He also said that you should not expect his name to be on the list of 104 players who tested positive in 2003.
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