View Full Version : A-Rod admits, regrets use of PEDs

ralph wiggum
02-09-2009, 03:51 PM
His voice shaking at times, Alex Rodriguez met head-on allegations that he tested positive for steroids six years ago, telling ESPN on Monday that he did take performance-enhancing drugs while playing for the Texas Rangers during a three-year period beginning in 2001.

"When I arrived in Texas in 2001, I felt an enormous amount of pressure. I needed to perform, and perform at a high level every day," Rodriguez told ESPN's Peter Gammons in an interview in Miami Beach, Fla. "Back then, was a different culture. It was very loose. I was young, I was stupid, I was nave. I wanted to prove to everyone I was worth being one of the greatest players of all time.

"I did take a banned substance. For that, I'm very sorry and deeply regretful."

Rodriguez's admission comes 48 hours after Sports Illustrated reported that Rodriguez was on a list of 104 players who tested positive for banned substances in 2003, the year when Major League Baseball conducted survey tests to see if mandatory, random drug-testing was needed in the sport.

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02-09-2009, 10:27 PM
Did he give back the MVP award?

Space Gravy
02-09-2009, 10:29 PM
I bet his only regret is he got caught.

ralph wiggum
02-09-2009, 10:34 PM
Did he give back the MVP award?

There would be a lot of returned hardware if the steroid users had to give them back.