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Bettman wants Pound to defend steroid accusation

Updated: December 4, 2005, 12:38 AM ET
Associated Press

TORONTO -- NHL commissioner Gary Bettman wants Dick Pound to back up his claim that as many as one-third of hockey players use performance-enhancing drugs.

Pound, the Montreal lawyer who is chairman of the World Anti-Doping Agency, made the claim on Nov. 24 during an interview in London, Ontario.

"We've sent a letter to Mr. Pound demanding to know on what he based his inflammatory statements," Bettman told the Toronto Sun on Saturday. "Everything he says is anecdotal. We deserve specifics, ...

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