A-Rod's lawyer: I didn't dis Big Papi

January, 15, 2014
Jan 15
3:28
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In August, when Alex Rodriguez was hit by a pitch thrown by Red Sox starter Ryan Dempster, Sox slugger David Ortiz stuck up for A-Rod. The two hung out that same weekend. They are good friends.

Now, A-Rod's attorney, Joe Tacopina, has pointed a finger up north -- though Tacopina denied it was at Ortiz.

In an interview with ESPN Radio's Colin Cowherd on Tuesday, Tacopina said he wouldn't name others accused of PED use, but "some of them are godlike in Boston right now."

In an e-mail to the Boston Globe, Tacopina denied he was talking about Big Papi, but wouldn't say to whom he was referring.

In 2009, the New York Times reported that Ortiz failed a test during the 2003 survey drug program. Ortiz has probably never been more popular than he is now after Boston's 2013 championship run.
Andrew Marchand is a senior writer for ESPNNewYork. He also regularly contributes to SportsCenter, Baseball Tonight, ESPNews, ESPN New York 98.7 FM and ESPN Radio. He joined ESPN in 2007 after nine years at the New York Post. Follow Andrew on Twitter »

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