Yankees' Ivan Nova Denies Injecting B-12, Which Is Basically Code for Juicing Brian Cushing set the bar pretty high for PED excuses, blaming his suspension for HGH on a natural increase in his body because he was working out so much.

The previous gold standard in juicing denial came from PED legends Rafael Palmeiro, Roger Clemens and Miguel Tejada.

While they admitted to taking injections, they claimed that coming through the needle was not hormones or steroids, but vitamin B-12.

B-12, also known as cobalamin, contains the rare biological element cobalt and is integral in energy production in the body.

If you ever read the back of a 5-Hour Energy bottle, you’ll notice that each serving contains approximately 83 days worth of the vitamin.

But, curiously enough, Ivan Nova is denying the charge that he ever injected the vitamin at all. While reports surfaced that he and Wilkin De La Rosa pumped the substance into their veins, Ivan denied the allegations, the New York Post reports.

“I didn’t use it,” Nova said. “No comment. I was surprised.”

Why would he deny taking vitamins?

Probably because, as the existence of 5-Hour Energy proves, nobody would ever need to inject the substance. Modern vitamins are so potent that they make injections necessary only in the case of rare diseases.

It’s not very likely that Clemens, Tejada and Palmeiro suffered from such ailments. So there’s only one reason to admit to injecting B-12.

We all know what it is.

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Yankees' Ivan Nova Denies Injecting B-12, Which Is Basically Code for Juicing

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