Well, as it turns out, Christian Red of the NY Daily News is reporting that Romero was not lying. He filed a lawsuit over three years ago against the makers of the supplement he was taking claiming that the supplement was tainted. The supplement was sent to a Tennessee lab that concluded that the supplement was indeed tainted. Romero and the defendants (GNC and Vitamin Shoppe) settled the lawsuit. Romero said yesterday that “justice is served” and “gives closure to fans (in Philadelphia).” (Note: As a Phillies fan, I was not looking for closure but it is nice to see).
"I didn't cheat. Some other people were being negligent and I had to pay the price. But I've been using this to educate other players. I haven't been able to be the same since I was suspended. I didn't believe the suspension could affect me the way it did. The amount of money (in the settlement) isn't relevant. What is relevant is that people know my side. Some fans questioned my integrity. Now there is some closure and I can say the 2008 World Series was legit. Now I can focus on dominating for another five years, hopefully."
Romero is clear of his PED charges and looks to help the St. Louis Cardinals defend their World Series title as he signed a one year, $750,000 deal back in December.
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