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Chairman: Ortiz story crossed line

Updated: May 11, 2013, 2:51 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Red Sox chairman Tom Werner said a Boston Globe column stating that David Ortiz was widely suspected of using steroids "crossed a line," leading him to write a response that was posted on the team's website and which he also submitted to the newspaper.

Werner's written response, unusual for the owner of a professional sports team, objected to a piece written by sports columnist Dan Shaughnessy published Wednesday in the Globe and posted on the newspaper's website.

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