In sports, there’s an unwritten locker room rule that states “what goes on in here, stays here.” That’s generally the case until money becomes a part of the equation. If you can make some money by spilling your guts, all bets are off. Just ask former pitcher Eric Gagne.
Gagne, an admitted HGH user, has a book coming out where he claims that when he was part of the Los Angeles Dodgers “80 percent” of his teammates were using performance enhacing drugs.
We’re not saying Gagne is lying (because the most credible people in baseball during the steroid era are the snitches…such as Jose Canseco), but it’s reckless to say 80%. What if that was only 50%. He’s indirectly implicating guys who may have been clean. We don’t know where Gagne lives, but it’s probably safe to say he won’t be well received in Los Angeles.
“I was intimately aware of the clubhouse in which I lived. I would say that 80 percent of the Dodgers players were consuming them,” Gagne reportedly says in the French language book, “Game Over: The Story of Eric Gagne.”ESPN said that in the book, Gagne says he used HGH late in his career, over five cycles in a three-year period. “It was sufficient to ruin my health, tarnish my reputation and throw a shadow over the extraordinary performances of my career,” writes Gagne, who in 2010 admitted to HGH use.