NHL says Pound's claim has 'no basis in fact'

Updated: November 25, 2005, 8:27 AM ET
Asssociated Press

LONDON, Ontario -- NHL players and executives denied allegations by World Anti-Doping Agency president Dick Pound that as many as a third of the league's 700 players may take some form of performance-enhancing substances.

"I would respectfully suggest that Mr. Pound's comments have absolutely no basis in fact," NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly told The Canadian Press on Thursday. "I find it troubling, to say the least, that he would find it necessary to comment on something he has absolutely ...

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