Eric Gagne alleges 80% of Dodgers clubhouse used PEDs

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Former Dodgers closer Eric Gagne not only talks about his own PED usage, but also how many of his teammates were copious drug users.

Former Los Angeles Dodgers closer Eric Gagne didn't just come clean on his own PED use, but decided to let everyone know about everything his teammates had also done. Gagne believes up to four-fifths of his teammates used performance-enhancing drugs while he was a member of the team. Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles filed the report on the subject.

"I was intimately aware of the clubhouse in which I lived. I would say that 80 percent of the Dodgers players were consuming them," Gagne says in the book.

Gagne does not provide any names of his teammates who might have been using HGH.

Gagne, who was famous for his incredible save streak that went 84 games, did admit that he used human growth hormone five times in three years in the twlight of his career, most likely during his final years in the league from 2006 to 2008. He first admitted to using HGH back in 2010, two years after he'd finished pitching. Gagne won a Cy Young in 2004.

Gagne talks about his own drug usage in the book.

"It was sufficient to ruin my health, tarnish my reputation and throw a shadow over the extraordinary performances of my career," Gagne says in the French-language book, titled, "Game Over: The Story of Eric Gagne."

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