Will the real Shane Spencer please stand up?
In the 20-plus minute chat with host Mike Lindsley on Monday, the fake Spencer admitted to using steroids during his playing career and said there's "no question" Roger Clemens used them and that it would be "extremely naive" to think Yankees legends Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera never did. He also said Jeter wasn't the clubhouse leader most people think he is
A podcast of the interview remained on the station's website until nearly 6 p.m. Tuesday. After listening to it shortly before the Yankees' game with the Angels, Jeter had the team contact Spencer, who serves as the hitting and third base coach for the Somerset Patriots of the independent Atlantic League.
"I listened to [the interview] for about a minute and I about threw up,'' Spencer told ESPNNewYork.com by telephone Tuesday night. "I just want it out there that it wasn't me.''
He also released a statement later that night.
"I am outraged that someone would do this and at the same time disappointed that the station believed it to be me despite not coming from the contact information they had for me," he said. "I am hearing about this interview from friends, family, former teammates, and fans. It is very disappointing that someone was able to go on the air as me and speak for me about these topics.
"I would like to set the record straight that the interview was not done with me and all the opinions were not mine.''
And as far as steroids are concerned, Spencer said, "I never touched the stuff.''
The radio station issued a statement on its website Tuesday, calling the fake interview an "unfortunate situation" and the actions of the impostor criminal. Station officials are conducting an investigation into who was behind the hoax, according to ESPN.com.
The real Spencer, who won three World Series while playing with the Yankees from 1998-2002, also went on the air with Lindsley on Tuesday.
"It’s unfortunate, you know, it’s embarrassing. It really is embarrassing," Spencer said. "Not only am I very upset that my name is out there because I am here working in New Jersey, [but also] I do a lot of stuff at Yankee Stadium. I work with kids, I’m a good role model and to see how this might affect me is very disappointing and I’m going to make sure that I clear my name out."
Here's the audio of the interview with the fake Spencer, via Deadspin.com.