Ugly Media-Athlete Confrontations

Sammy Sosa
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Sammy Sosa

In 2002, Sports Illustrated's Rick Reilly wrote down for Sammy Sosa -- who had said he wanted to be first in line if baseball tests for steroids -- the name and phone number of a drug-testing lab and asked him, "Well, why wait?" Sosa, according to Reilly, grew angry, cursed at the columnist and said, "You're not my father! Why do you tell me what to do? Are you trying to get me in trouble?"

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