If you remember, Paul Byrd was at the center of controversy hours before Game 7 of last fall’s AL Championship Series in Boston, when it was reported that he had purchased HGH from 2002-05 to help control a problem with his pituitary gland. Byrd and others were under investigation all winter for the use of performance-enhancing drug as implicated in the Mitchell Report. However, all of them were granted amnesty in April.
Now, Byrd has come up with his new book and he talks about this controversy in the final chapter of his book. He defensively says that his HGH use was all legally prescribed. At the same time this Cleveland Indians’ right-hander Byrd also admits that he often wondered whether doubling his prescribed dosage of human growth hormone would make him throw harder and enhance his career.
“I was able to say no to those tempting voices,” writes Byrd.
“Free Byrd: The Power of a Liberated Life,” as the book is titled deals mostly with how Byrd strives to balance his strong religious beliefs with the day-to-day life in a baseball clubhouse.
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