Note the headline and how the news interprets.
All that needs to be said is "I didn't use PED" by the player.
Yankees star Robinson Cano says there’s no truth to internet rumors he's facing suspension for performance-enhancing drugs
Cano’s agent, Scott Boras, also told the Daily News that the rumors were baseless. He said his office had traced the allegation to a rumor that originated in the Dominican Republic.
KEVIN HAGEN FOR NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano is subject of Twitter rumors Thursday.
Ever since Melky Cabrera was suspended for testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs, there have been whispers that Robinson Cano would be the next superstar to fall.
Those whispers blew up on the internet Thursday, as rumors and reports of a PED suspension for Cano exploded all over Twitter.
Asked about the rumors of a suspension, Cano told the Daily News there was no truth to them whatsoever.
"Not at all," Cano told the News. "There's no test or anything."
This is not to say "I didn't use..."
Cano’s agent, Scott Boras, also told the Daily News that the rumors were baseless. He said his office had traced the allegation to a rumor that originated in the Dominican Republic, a reporter in the U.S. and a rival agent who has been saying that a prominent Latin player has been mired in baseball’s appeals process.
The Players Association notifies players who test positive for performance-enchancing drugs, and players then usually turn to their agents and other representatives to prepare an appeal.
“I have not been told anything about it,” Boras said.
It might be that he read something, or something was sent to him in writing; only not "told" anything about it.
Cano's friendship with Cabrera made him a natural target once Cabrera tested positive, but the Yankees’ second baseman said he isn’t worrying about what other people say or think.
“You can’t control what people say,” Cano said. “There’s a lot of negative stuff out there and I can’t control that. I have to stay above that. There’s been the same thing for a long time. It's something I can't control."
What is missing from his denial? He says "you" can't control it and there's a lot of "negative stuff" that he cannot control.
Asked if he believes his long-time friendship with Cabrera is the reason for people's suspicion, Cano declined to speculate.
"I can't say anything about that," Cano said. "Somebody is trying to say negative stuff."
He he expresses limitation to what he can say, and calls using performance enhancing drugs "negative stuff."
In addition to Cano, multiple team and league sources told the Daily News that the rumor of an expected suspension for Cano was false