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Alex Rodriguez Admits To Using Steroids

by: AnthonyP On  Monday, February 9, 2009

Total Pro Sports – ESPN has just released a statement that Alex Rodriguez has admitted to using steroids through the 2001-2003 season.

“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, [baseball] was a different culture. It was very loose. I was young, I was stupid, I was naïve. 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.”‘

Alex Rodriguez tested positive for testosterone and Primobolan, an anabolic steroid. In his ESPN interview,

Rodriguez said he did not know exactly which substance or substances he had taken. In 2003, there were no penalties for a positive result.

“Overall, I felt a tremendous pressure to play, and play really well” in Texas, the New York Yankees third baseman said. “I had just signed this enormous contract I felt like I needed something, a push, without over-investigating what I was taking, to get me to the next level.

“I am sorry for my Texas years. I apologize to the fans of Texas.”

This is no excuse for such an elite athlete like Alex Rodriguez, not to know which substances he took from 2001-2003.  There is no excuse for cheating!!!

We also fault the MLB for not having strict testing for these performance enhancing drugs back in the day.  Yes these athletes cheated because they used performance enhancing drugs but is it really considered cheating if they were not banned by the MLB?  That’s the real questions

This arguement will go on forever so will leave it up to you if you think Alex Rodriguez is a cheater and all his stats have not been tainted!

Read the full article at ESPN.com




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