Everyone knows Darren Daulton was not a saint and he maybe indulged in some personal excess during his 14 major league seasons, but he just wants assure everyone of the real truth—the man was absolutely full of drugs.
Daulton was on the radio with Philly sports talk host Mike Missanelli, in an interview that covered everything from his charity work to Schilling's spotlight hogging to Lenny Dykstra's current madness, so naturally talk turned to steroids and drugs in general and Dutch had no problem putting it on all record. He's been controlled by every controlled substance imaginable.
If I told you all the drugs that I've taken, Mike, you would open that up as a can of worms (laughing). I don't feel that you or anyone else needs to know anything that I've ever done to respect me. No disrespect, that's just the way I am. I feel if I told you all the drugs I've ever taken that would reflect on someone else. I can assure you, there's probably no one in any sport that has taken more drugs that I have. And I think people still respect me. It's not what goes in, it's what comes out.
Comes out of where exactly? Actually, my favorite part of the interview is when a fan calls in asking how the Phillies—2.5 games up on the rest of the NL East—can "turn it around." Ahh, sports radio.
Oh, and I'll let Deadspin operative William explain the picture:
My buddy sent me the attached picture of him and Darren Daulton from the Def Leppard with Poison and Cheap Trick concert in Scranton, PA. Apparently, Dutch's manager is from Northeast Pennsylvania and he was at the concert with him...yes, Dutch still has a manager.
Def Leppard. Poison. Cheap Trick. Scranton. Darren Daulton. Everything's going to be okay.
Darren Daulton joins Mike Missanelli live in studio part1 [950 ESPN]
Darren Daulton: "I Can Assure You There's Probably No One In Any Sport That Has Taken More Drugs Than I Have." [Sports Radio Interviews]