Papelbon used controversial drug

New York Mets v Philadelphia Phillies

The Phillies apparently do it the right way.

Jonathan Papelbon admitted to taking a legal but controversial anti-inflammatory drug. The Phillies closer said he was told to stop taking the drug, Toradol, after the Phillies administered a physical in 2011.

“They told me, ‘We don’t do that here.’ That kind of surprised me,” Papelbon told ESPN. “I haven’t had a single Toradol shot since.

“But here’s the thing you have to understand. There are so many organizations that do it. Not only baseball, but every sport. Football, basketball, hockey. It’s not just the Red Sox.”

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