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Sunday, August 2, 2009
Report: Red Sox fired 2 security staffers

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BOSTON -- A Boston newspaper is reporting that the Red Sox fired two security staffers last summer after an investigation into steroid use.

Jared Remy, the son of Red Sox television commentator Jerry Remy, and Nicholas Alex Cyr both told The Boston Globe that they used steroids, but denied any knowledge of drug use by players.

The Red Sox issued a statement saying they worked with Major League Baseball in investigating the staffers, but said that investigation is confidential. Major League Baseball said its investigation was "thorough and detailed."

"They didn't ask much at all; they wanted to make it disappear," Jared Remy said, according to the report.

The Globe says state police confiscated a vial of steroids from Cyr's car just before last year's All-Star break, and Cyr told police he had bought the drug from Remy.

The league's investigation of the matter failed to uncover where Remy had obtained the steroids, the newspaper reported.

"I was never asked a question from anyone on the Red Sox -- not one," Remy said. "You would've thought they would've asked me something, you know?"

Cyr was accompanied by his mother to his meeting with an MLB investigator, according to the report. Cyr and his mother said the official was interested only in whether high-profile members of the team had been using steroids.

"That's all he wanted to know," Lindsey Cyr said. "He asked Alex if Alex had ever given any to Manny Ramirez, and he said absolutely not.''

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.