A lawsuit that could have pitted one former Cardinals slugger against another over allegations of performance-enhancing drug use has been resolved as Jack Clark issued a public retraction for his comments made about three-time MVP Albert Pujols.

Pujols will drop the lawsuit he filed against Clark as a result, a source with knowledge of the decision confirmed.

“I would like to address Albert Pujols’ pending defamation lawsuit and re-confirm that I have no knowledge whatsoever that Mr. Pujols has ever used illegal or banned PEDs,” Clark said in a statement he released and was provided to The Post-Dispatch. “I publicly retract my statements that Albert Pujols used such substances. During a heated discussion on air, I misspoke and for that I sincerely apologize.”

In October, Pujols sued Clark in St. Louis County about comments Clark made during an August broadcast of his local sports talk radio show, “The King and The Ripper.” The program, which aired on WGNU (920 AM), has since been cancelled. Clark said that Pujols “was a juicer,” a slang term for a ballplayer who uses steroids or another banned performance-enhancing drug. Clark insisted that he knew of a trainer who had provided PEDs to Pujols.