That's interesting. Do you recall which player it was? That type of statement strikes me as possibly coming from the same place as "I played the game, so take your spin rates and launch angles and shove it." Does he really know that's the case, based only on his lived experience? Does he understand the effects different types of PEDs have on the human body? Without that understanding isn't he just prognosticating like the rest of us? Maybe he does, and I'm certainly no expert.
As I said in my previous post I don't know who it was. I had been flipping channels and I only caught about 5 minutes of the interview before I arrived at my destination and stopped listening. That said, I did not get any sense whatsoever of your guess that the player may have held disdain for metrics.