Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Statement Analysis: Albert Pujols' Statement on Performance Enhancing Drugs

What does a reliable denial look like?

"I did not take Performance enhancing drugs." 

That would do it. 

Below we have a very strong statement from major league baseball player, Albert Pujols regarding taking Performance enhancing drugs. 

Does he tell us that he did not take them?  

I have added underlining for the purpose of analysis, and for helping readers make up their own mind on this statement. 

A reliable denial has three simple components.  If there are only two, it is "unreliable", just as if there are more than three. 

I.  The pronoun "I"
II  The past tense verb  "didn't" or "did not"
III  Specific to the allegation  "I did not take PEDS"

The word "never" is not to be substituted for "did not" (see Marion Jones and Lance Armstrong)
and the word "would" is future/conditional tense, and not past tense. 

Did Albert Pujols tell us that he did not take PEDs?

Also, what is the difference between an "unreliable" denial and deception?  *****


“I've said time and time again that I would never take, or even consider taking, anything illegal. I've been tested hundreds of times throughout my career and never once have I tested positive. It is irresponsible and reckless for Jack Clark to have falsely accused me of using PEDs. My faith in Jesus Christ, and my respect for this game are too important to me. I would never be able to look my wife or kids in the eye if I had done what this man is accusing me of.

“I know people are tired of athletes saying they are innocent, asking for the public to believe in them, only to have their sins exposed later down the road. But I am not one of those athletes, and I will not stand to have my name and my family's name, dragged through the mud.

“I am currently in the process of taking legal action against Jack Clark and his employers at WGNU 920AM. I am going to send a message that you cannot act in a reckless manner, like they have, and get away with it. If I have to be the athlete to carry the torch and pave the way for other innocent players to see that you can do something about it, I am proud to be that person. I have five young children and I take being a role model very seriously. The last thing I want is for the fans, and especially the kids out there, to question my reputation and character.”


-Albert Pujols 


1.  Did he take something that was legal in the country he was at?  In some countries, it is legal to use certain substances that are not legal in the United States.  
2.  Note the need to include Divinity 
3.  Instead of telling us that he did not do it, he wants us to believe him because of his religion, his character, and his family.  He has the need to explain why he didn't use.  This is sensitive. 
4.  Note the number of kids he has.  Next, note the order for the "last thing" he wants has the fans before kids.  

It's just a whole lot easier to say "I didn't take PEDs" than it is to have this lengthy statement that goes out of its way to avoid a simple, and reliable denial.  

33 comments:

Shelley said...


What has always amazed me is how easily the people in general have always been swayed by “BS”. There are people who are good talkers. They can say so much with out saying really anything and get people to follow them, believe them, vote for them.

I started to take note of this early on in the business world. Sitting in a meeting while the boss took credit for my hard work and yet when asked details that he clearly didn’t know, he could talk his way around that answer and leave everyone in awe despite the fact that they never got a real answer.

Then I found this website and began to learn about statement analysis and for me, it was like the light finally came on.

This guy is doing just what my boss would do.

Never answering the question, but leaving everyone with this feel good feeling. Well not me, but most people….

I’m sure many that heard that speech walked away believing him.
What I heard was with out a doubt nothing but BS.

Shelley said...

Peter - Would love you to analyze the statements made by Tawana Brawnly. She was speaking on tape and I transcribed. Its below. I do not believe her story and was hoping her statments would shed some light.




Um…hi
Im nervous….
Um, Well….i know that a lot of women in ? get raped. So I can’t speak for everybody…….
But even though it was like over 20 years ago, every time the word is mentioned… or my whole name is mentioned….it shakes me to my core… and I get stiff….and scared….like it just happened

And um, (unable to understand)…. People will understand that.

They don’t understand….. that when something….something that horrific happens to you and even though your physically fine and you can walk around from day to day… you hear the word on television or…just anything….soap operas we watch….. just anything, it makes me afraid… and im just a regular person, im not an extraordinary person, just a regular person.
I think im a good person.
I try to do the right things.
But….and I try to block it out. I try to think it was somebody else, not me
But when it comes back in your face, like every once in a while (unable to understand) come, they get what…. 10 year anniversary, 20 year anniversary.. whats happening now whatever.. Um, I freeze up. And I can’t move. And Im just sitting there and im listening to all the things that happened to us. And you would think it was a movie, like something that’s unreal, all the things that happened to my family.
People pulling guns out on a teenager and a 2 year old and a mother and father. Not being able to go to school. When you do go to school, people look at you funny, talk about you… to your face.. and behind your back…or whispering to the side but you can see it.


*******************************
****She then talks about her parents support. I didn’t write down that piece as it was not about her and was not sure it was as relevant******

At this point, she was asked by the interviewer why she didn’t speak back then. The guy commented later to also comment that her lawyers told her not to talk and he knows because he was there. So I am not sure who is speaking (anyone know?) but he was clearly involved in this in the beginning.
This was her explanation for NOT speaking up about what happened to her back then
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Well, in the beginning, I physically couldn’t talk.
Um…. And then later on, so many people were talking for me and about me…. And I didn’t see any progress or anything… I just wanted to curl up and die.
I wasn’t proud of being a rape victim.
I am not one of those people who like to go on talk shows and say…. Well, this is what happened to me…
I don’t see how people could do that… Im not built that way.
I was ashamed….. I didn’t want to say it….. then it would be too real.
I think for a long time I was like, ok, they don’t believe it… then it didn’t happen…. Good.
I didn’t want to believe it. I still don’t want to believe it.
But….. it doesn’t go away


Anonymous said...

OT Peter Hannah Anderson has answered tons of questions in the last 24 hours, I am now skeptical about LE's theory she was completely a victim. One q she answered was what did you lost in the fire, to which she replied my dog, family and so in. The dog being first shows the order of importance? Can you do SA on her answers?

Peter Hyatt said...

doing a live question and answer 48 hours later??

wow.

Anonymous said...

OT.
http://ask.fm/hannahbanana722

The news said your were with him willingly? Were you?
No not at all.

If you could say anything to Ethan and your mom what would you say?

That I'm sorry it ended like that. I wish I could go back in time and risk my life to try and save theirs. I will never forgive myself for not trying harder to save them.

C5H11ONO said...

Shelley,
I don't believe in TB's statement that she said..."I was raped". She said all sorts of stuff, but not once did she say, "I was raped".

Hobnob said...

off topic

ASKED AND ANSWERED: A SELECTION OF THE QUESTIONS HANNAH ANDERSON HAS RESPONDED TO SINCE HER KIDNAPPING

About the kidnapping

So your mom and eathan were just at his house for no reason and the thing went off and they caught of fire and burned?
He told us he was losing his house because of money issues so we went up there one last time to support him, and to have fun riding go karts up there but he tricked us.

Y was it uncomfortable to see ur dad?
Well personally it's kinda hard to see any guy adult right now.

Do you know why he did it Because he's physco

I hope he burns in hell
Me too.

Did he tell u that he had a crush on u or was that a roomer
Yes he did he said it was more of a family crush like he had feelings as in he wanted nothing bad to happen to me.

Why didn't you tell your parents he creeped you out? Because he was a close family friend and my dads Bestfriend and I didn't want to ruin anything between them.

What were you doing when they found you?
Sitting on the ground.

Did u cry a lot
Yes.

Happy your ok. Stay strong<3 don't have to answer this but did he do anything sexual in any way?
Can't answer that.

Did he make you help him put the tree branches on his car? Yes he threatened me if I didn't help.

What things did you loose in the fire?
My family. Phone. iPod. My dog. My ID some money.

Do you wish u could have killed him
I could never kill someone.

Are you happier they shot him or would you have wanted him to have life in prison?
Shot him. He deserved what he got.

Did u talk to hikers? When u were in the woods? Cuz the news said that the hikers said that u were calm
I had to act calm I didn't want them to get hurt. I was scared that he would kill them.


Her activities after the escape

When did you get your nails done ?
Yesterday.

what advice would you give someone that has been kidnapped or is in danger?
To stay strong and don't give keep fighting and gives clues as much as you can. People WILL be looking for you so don't ever think they are not. And to keep your head up and never let go.

why do you seem so okay with everything. you answer these questions it seems without emotion. what you have been through is tough and you had a lot of peoole praying for you, in fact I did. It just seems so weird that everything that has happened to you doesnt seem to effect you at all
I'm trying to stay strong. And get out the truth. You don't know I could be crying answering these questions at the moment. You can show real emotion over social media. Do you really think I would be Ohkay with being kidnapped and hurt Nd finding out my dog lil brother and mom was killed.? Your f***ing crazy.

Who's your Idol?
(: Kesha and my mom and Ethan.


About pets

How did your dog pass away?:(
She burned on the garage with my mom and brother.

Why aren't you going to keep Oliver?
I don't want the memories. But he's a trooper.

Can I have Oliver? I lost my cat after 22 years. :( She was my world.
Maybe. I just really want him to go to a good home he's been through alot just like me.

Just wanted to say I am happy that you were found and sorry for the loss of your mother and brother. I kept watching your story and just praying you would be back home safe! Keep strong Cali girl, you're super strong for surviving such an ordeal! Oh and what's your kitty's name? He/She looks adorabl

My cats name is puss puss lol. But the kitten I saved is Oliver.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2392452/Kidnap-victim-Hannah-Anderson-posts-selfies-answers-questions-Ask-fm.html#ixzz2bz2PqN1D

Hobnob said...

Something about her story is wrong, it smells off.

Looking at her answers, they make me go hmmm.

Order is important as we all know is SA
This stood out to me
Do you really think I would be Ohkay with being kidnapped and hurt Nd finding out my dog lil brother and mom was killed.? Your f***ing crazy.

Why does she put her dog first before her brother and her mom, why is her dog more important to her than her family?

In a reply to another question she puts it in this order
What things did you loose in the fire?
My family. Phone. iPod. My dog. My ID some money

here he ranks her family first followed by her phone, her ipod and then she mentions her dog.
Why place 2 inanimate objects before a living object?
Inaimate things can be replaced, you cannot replace something that lived and is now dead.

When asked if he had done anything sexual, she driops the pronoun in her answer (can't answer that) is she not answering because she has been advised to, because of shame or embarrassment or because of something else?

When asked who her idol is she replies Kesha and my mom and Ethan
Again order is important, why place a celeb before her family?

It seems to me that there may have been family issues, what those were i cannot tell as yet.
Was she perhaps flattered by the attention from an older man?
was there a disagreement about the relationship between her abductor and herself?

What is she not telling us?

it is convenient her abductor is dead since he cannot be questioned on what really happened.
She sticks to her story and all will be well.
It is possible that she ran away with him, she wouldn't be the first nor the last to do such a thing, nor will she be the first or last to kill her parents over a disagreement.

Something is off with this story and her version of events, maybe with further statements i / we will be able to discern the full truth.

sidewalk super said...

@Hob

I'm with you, whether it was teasing, flirtation, suggestive talking, there is much more to this relationship than is being revealed.
And, seems like it had been continuing for some time.
The sacrifice of the brother and mother is a horrible consequence. Daddy needs to have his wits about him.

john said...

Search warrant shows 13 calls between James DiMaggio, Hannah Anderson on day mom, boy died.

SAN DIEGO - Search warrants obtained by 10News show multiple phone calls made between James DiMaggio and Hannah Anderson the day her mother and younger brother were killed.

In the warrants unsealed Wednesday, authorities said the 40-year-old DiMaggio tortured and killed Christina Anderson, 44, and her 8-year-old son Ethan on August 4.

In addition to killing the woman and her son at his Boulevard home, authorities said DiMaggio also fatally shot the family's dog and set the structure on fire, the documents stated.

According to the warrants, a fire captain found Christina Anderson's body face down under a tarp in the garage and the body of the dog under a sleeping bag about 8 p.m. A crow bar and blood was found by her head.

The badly burned body of a child -- determined to be Ethan -- was located later in the residence.

In the documents, authorities noted Christina Anderson's 16-year-old daughter, Hannah, was picked up from cheerleading practice at Sweetwater High School at 4 p.m. on August 4. It is not known who picked her up.

Authorities said Hannah's cellphone was turned off at about the same time, and according to the warrants, before her phone and DiMaggio's phone were turned off, Hannah and DiMaggio called each other about 13 times that day.

Authorities learned through interviews with Hannah's friend that DiMaggio -- who the family called "Uncle Jim" -- took her on multiple day trips, the most recent one to Malibu and Hollywood.

The Boulevard fire and subsequent disappearance of Hannah and DiMaggio prompted a nationwide Amber Alert.

Also in the documents, during the active search for DiMaggio, it was noted by authorities that DiMaggio's sister, Lora Robinson, made "multiple/unusually large volume of calls to DiMaggio's phone on the day of the crime."

After a weeklong search, authorities located DiMaggio and Hannah Anderson last Saturday near Morehead Lake, about 80 miles northeast of Boise, Idaho. He was fatally shot and the girl, who was unharmed, was told of the deaths of her mother and brother.

A federal hostage-rescue team Authorities said when a federal hostage-rescue team spotted the pair, the suspect shot at them with a rifle.

At least one agent returned fire, killing DiMaggio, according to law enforcement officials.

Hannah returned to San Diego County earlier this week.

john said...

Link..^^^^

http://www.10news.com/news/search-warrants-reveal-details-in-kidnapping-murder-case-081413

Hobnob said...



Thanks JohnIt is concerning n that they have revealed 13 calls between dimaggio and anderson.

What will be interesting if all the calls were one way ie him calling her (if he had a crush on her)how long the calls were for ie did she answer and hangup immediately indicating she wasn't interested in him and he was doing all the running

If the conversations lasted minutes it could lead to the possible conclusion that she wasn't creeped out by him as claimed, rather their was a mutual interest.

If the phones calls were made by both people then i am leaning towards her being in someway involved in what happened and that she wasn't abducted, that it was all consensual.

She wouldn't be the first girl to be involved in the murder of a family member along with the boyfriend ( known to the family, banned from seeing each other by the family or a boyfriend kept secret from the family)

I want to hear more statements from her especially the pronouns she uses.

As it stands, from the moment it was said she had been found and the circumstances in which they were found,all my alarm bells were ringing saying something isn't right.
If they were to say we have arrested her and charged her with murder, i will not be surprised..

That dimaggio is dead gives her a get out clause, he cannot talk. If anything they would have to rely on circumstantial evidence, forensics and her own statements.

john said...

Hi Hobs,

You did say that something didn't sit right when all this came out..What it is, we don't know just yet..Its a matter of time..Something is up..

john said...

Hobs said..

I want to hear more statements from her especially the pronouns she uses.
............................................................................

Two little letters..WE..

BostonLady said...


Dylan Redwine update: Heavy police presence at father's home

Update: Officials reportedly did a search of Mark's property, serving warrants. Mark reportedly complained about the mess they left.
This is a breaking update: At least 10 police SUVs were reportedly seen at the home of Mark Redwine on Wednesday afternoon, but there are no clarifications in the media right now about why. There are numerous questions coming from the community now about why police are there, but it's almost certain to believe that it has something to do with Dylan Redwine.
The update was shared on the Justice for DYLAN Redwine Facebook page -- a place where accurate updates have been shared for numerous weeks. Several people want to know if Mark Redwine is going to be arrested -- because he has long been scrutinized as a "suspect" by the public in regards to Dylan's disappearance and murder. However, officials have never labeled him a suspect and have always claimed that he was cooperative -- even if he did fail a polygraph test and refused to take a second.
It's a popular belief this evening that Mark is going to be arrested and charged with Dylan's murder -- due to the heavy presence of police officers seen at his home in SUVs this afternoon. However, it's important to consider that anything is probable at this time, and until there is more clarification in the mainstream media or through police press conference it's best to hold off on speculation.
Click here to read more by Chelsea Hoffman or fan her Facebook page to follow her latest projects. If you’re interested in learning about criminal profiling, missing persons or serial killers, consider enrolling in the Crime Studies class taught by crime analyst and profiler Chelsea Hoffman!
Chelsea Hoffman is based in Henderson, Nevada, United States of America, and is an Anchor for Allvoices.

http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/15201563-dylan-redwine-update-heavy-police-presence-at-fathers-home

john said...

Dr. Drew HLN

We're receiving absolutely horrible news at this hour concerning the CA Amber Alert case we covered last week. It has nothing to do with Hannah's online chats -- this news we're about to present is breaking this very moment. Details coming ...

https://www.facebook.com/DrDrewHLN?hc_location=stream

Anonymous said...

My family. Phone. iPod. My dog. My ID some money

My family, My dog, MY ID

Anonymous said...

banned from seeing each other by the family or a boyfriend kept secret from the family)
Authorities learned through interviews with Hannah's friend that DiMaggio -- who the family called "Uncle Jim" -- took her on multiple day trips, the most recent one to Malibu and Hollywood.



BostonLady said...

When I heard that Hannah said "We're in trouble now" when the people on horseback were leaving, the horseback riders heard this, my alarms went off.

She didn't say YOU are in trouble now. She said WE're (we are).

Where was Hannah when her mother and brother were being murdered? That seems to be a big blank spot.

john said...

Hi Boston,

Thanks for the update on Dylan Redwine.

BostonLady said...

Hi John...

I was reading the info about Hannah and that popped up so I wanted to share.

As for Hannah, I find this statement very odd:

"I wish I could go back in time and risk my life to try and save theirs. I will never forgive myself for not trying harder to save them," she wrote

If Hannah didn't know they were killed/dead, how is it that she would have tried harder to save them?

Did she try to save them?

If so, that would mean she knew they were dead before she was rescued and she lied about having any knowledge.

Time will tell...

~ABC said...

I'm crying Bull on this one!

When asked if she could say anything to Ethan and her mom, Hannah Anderson said...
I'm sorry it ended like that.

What is IT?

I wish I could go back in time and risk my life to try and save theirs.

Try means an expected failure.

"I will never forgive myself for not trying harder to save them."

If she knew nothing of what he was doing to them how is this statement relevant?

Where are the I love you's and I miss you's? These statements are all about Hannah wanting to make a production of how she would have risked her life for theirs to "prove" how much she loves them.

Hobnob said...

john said...

Hobs said..

I want to hear more statements from her especially the pronouns she uses.
............................................................................

Two little letters..WE..


You got it in one John :)

Jen said...

This article says that the day of the murders/abduction/arson (DiMaggio) was the anniversary of his father being killed in a shoot out with LE. (This explains the multiple calls from DiMaggio's sister). His father broke into an ex-girlfriend's house and held her daughter and the daughter's boyfriend hostage, supposedly telling the daughter that he was in love with her after the end of his relationship with the mother (according to another article). He came thru the window of her bedroom with a shotgun and an apple he planned to use as a silencer, according to the victim who later escaped after asking to use the bathroom. She also says in the other article that she begged him not to kill her and her boyfriend, to which he replied that 'it would be quik'.

DiMaggio's sister also commented that they had an agreement that he would never follow in his father's footsteps (bizarre that that needed to be said) and that he 'broke that promise'.

Here is the shorter article: (will post the other as soon as I find it again)

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/08/12/family-spokesperson-abductor-killed-in-idaho-was-mirroring-his-fathers-actions/

Hobnob said...

yes the WE'RE IN TROUBLE NOW is deeply concerning.

Expected is the word YOU if she was being held captive, an unwilling victim.

When we shows up it shows unity, co-operation.

In this case the word We was said in relation to trouble, they are united in trouble, the trouble is a shared situation.

Logically she is linking herself to him in what went on, the crimes committed, it was consensual.

Which crimes though?

was she involved in the murder?
Was she involved in running away (eloping)

The main question to be asked now is did she take part in the murder of her family and dog?

Did she know her family and dog had been killed?

If she knew, when did she find out?

Right now i am thinking they were a couple and she went with him willingly.
The frequent trips with him even though a friend told us she was creeped out by him (in which case why would she go anywhere with him on multiple occasions)
The 13 phone calls between them.
I will assume there are going to be texts as well, i would suggest LE get their phone records to see what calls and texts were made and by whom, when they were made and if they built up on the day her family were murdered.

He is dead and cannot be questioned as to what roles were played by whom, even they were in a relationship, if she went with him willingly, if she was involved in the murders.

LE need to question her and yes polygraph her, given the information which has come out, she needs to be considered a person of interest.
There have been cases before and will be in the future when a teen has murdered their family to be with their boyfriend/girlfriend especially if the relationship is banned.

We shall see what comes out.

Jen said...

This is not the other article I read but I can't find it now...this one seems to have the same info, but says the DiMaggio's father commited suicide (anniversary of his death/disappearance). Since the other disappeared, I'm assuming this info is more accurate.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/12/justice/california-suspect-father/index.html?c=&page=1

Shelley said...

Aside from the fact that it is really weird to me that she got right on line to chat about something that at least for me would be devastating. If she had not lost her mom and brother, was just kidnapped and held for those few days, it would not be as off for me. But with deaths of immediate family. This is very concerning to me.

I am with Hobs on this, something is off….

But the things that to me are the most concerning and the questions I would ask…..


The 13 calls between James DiMaggio. If she was “creeped out” by him, why was she taking his calls or calling him? And along with this, they have said she went on day trips with him. Ok, if I was creeped out by someone, I am NOT taking trips with them. I mean, its one thing not to say anything to your parents but you could find excused to NOT go on trips with someone.

The fact that both of their phones were shut off shortly after the many calls is also weird. I would want to know if this shut off after he took off with her… if that’s the time, then that would explain this question.


Then they said she had no idea that her mother and brother were dead, yet she knew they were tied up in the garage and that he had set a timer for the fire to start? Did she learn that from LE when she learned about the deaths, or did she know they were tied up because she witnessed it?


Then…she was with her mom and brother as they went to the house together based on her comment “we went up there”. So, if she knew they were tied up before they left, was she aware they were tortured? I think that’s a big question. And did she know about the fire when they left. If that is a yes, then I am SURE she was involved to some manner based on her comments after her rescue that she had no idea they were dead.


But still unanswered questions remain. Some could explain away some of my issues. But still something is off in all this.

Anonymous said...


When I heard that Hannah said "We're in trouble now" when the people on horseback were leaving, the horseback riders heard this, my alarms went off....alarms went off for the people on horseback also, Hannah risked her life going towards them whilst petting the cat she saved, Hannahs actions and words are those or a hostage victim safely alerting rescue.

She didn't say YOU are in trouble now. She said WE're (we are).

Where was Hannah when her mother and brother were being murdered? That seems to be a big blank spot. Exactly . Why is Hannah alone? She's been through a horrific ordeal.

Anonymous said...

I think when he said "the fans, and especially the kids out there...", he's referring to kids among the fanbase, not his own kids.

Anonymous said...

What has always amazed me is how easily the people in general have always been swayed by “BS”. There are people who are good talkers. They can say so much with out saying really anything and get people to follow them, believe them, vote for them
BJD has appeared on the NG show numerous times. There must be people who watch her BS.

Anonymous said...

I do not believe her story and was hoping her statments would shed some light.
NEWS FLASH..Sharpton is the only one who believes her story....why are you wasting time on this?

Anonymous said...


I think when he said "the fans, and especially the kids out there...", he's referring to kids among the fanbase, not his own kids

I agree the meaning is obvious. Try doing SA on BJD or a psychopathic murder. Rid the world of Evil.

Skeptical said...

Hannah Anderson reminds me a bit of another story teller, Tiffany Heartless.