Albert Pujols has reportedly agreed to dismiss the 2013 defamation lawsuit he filed against former slugger Jack Clark in advance of a hearing on Clark's motion to dismiss scheduled for February 20, 2014. Terms of the settlement, if any, have not been disclosed.
Jack Clark has issued the following statement:
"I would like to address Albert Pujols' pending defamation lawsuit and re-confirm that I have no knowledge whatsoever that Mr. Pujols has ever used illegal or banned PEDs. I publicly retract my statements that Albert Pujols used such substances. During a heated discussion on air, I misspoke and for that I sincerely apologize."
And Pujols has responded, "I have accepted Jack Clark's retraction and apology to resolve my lawsuit against him and clear my name."