if the boasts of one Houston trainer are to be believed, the was an extra component to the quality-character-vibe in the Astros clubhouse, one Drayton McLane might wanna leave out of his personal biography. From the New York Daily News’ quartet of Thompson, O’Keefe, Red and Vinton. :
For years, Kelly Blair, the owner of 1-on-1 Elite Personal Fitness, bragged to friends and clients who worked out at his Texas gym that he supplied performance-enhancing drugs to professional athletes.
Blair, who was recently questioned by federal agents conducting the Roger Clemens perjury investigation, regaled visitors to his Pasadena gym with stories about providing drugs to Clemens, Andy Pettitte, Jeff Bagwell (above) and other professional athletes, according to sources. Bagwell, Pettitte and Clemens were teammates on the Houston Astros in 2004 and 2005.
“Kelly wanted everybody to know he worked with the big guys,” says one friend with close ties to Blair and the gym, who requested anonymity because that person feared retribution from Blair and his friends. “He wanted to be known as the guy behind the professional athletes.”
That is in stark contrast to the account he gave recently to a reporter from ESPN.com, in which he admitted to having dealt steroids and used steroids and HGH but said he told the investigators he did not provide HGH to Clemens or to Pettitte’s father, Tom. Blair, who told ESPN.com that Andy Pettitte visited his gym once, recently removed a photograph of Pettitte and himself from his Web site.
“I told them everything,” Blair said of his March interview with the FBI. “I told them what I done in the past. I didn’t get Tommy Pettitte growth hormone. I didn’t get Roger Clemens growth hormone.”
But another source close to Blair and the gym tells a different story. That source saw Blair load steroids and human growth hormone into a box with separate compartments for what the source said Blair described as each player’s drug regimen: a combination of Deca Durabolin, HGH and Winstrol in the compartments.
“There were three separate portions,” the source said. “Not all of them were the same because they were all taking different —-.”
When the source asked Blair if the drugs were for sale, the trainer said they were not.
“I asked him, ‘Hey, is this stuff for sale?'” the source said. And he was like, ‘No, that stuff’s going to Clemens, Bagwell and Pettitte.”
Clearly, this is just another case of a previously unmentioned player (Bags) allegedly doing whatever it took to stay in the lineup and support his teammates.