Video: Exclusive with Oil Can Boyd
May, 3, 2012
Dennis "Oil Can" Boyd, who pitched eight of his 10 major league seasons with the Boston Red Sox, says he used crack cocaine every day of the 1986 season while with the Red Sox, including one day in Oakland when he smoked in the clubhouse before one of his starts and had the drug tucked in his cap while on the mound.
In the 12-minute interview above with ESPN's Buster Olney that appeared in an episode of "E:60" on Tuesday, Boyd said his teammates knew of his drug use during the 1986 season and that he occasionally would talk about it with team doctor and minority owner Arthur Pappas, but never was drug tested.
"I would come into the ballpark, (Pappas) would call me in the back and he ask me, 'How you feel? Did you do some last night?' And I was honest with him, 'Yes I did,' " Boyd said.
"OK. So that was my drug test, you got me? Ain't nobody made me pee in no cup."
To read about Boyd's interview and startling admissions of drug use while playing in Boston, CLICK HERE.