Alex Rodriguez offered new details Tuesday about his performance-enhancing drug use, saying his cousin injected him with an over-the-counter substance to gain an energy boost.
The New York Yankees star said using the banned drug that he said he obtained from the Dominican Republic was a "stupid mistake."
"I knew we weren't taking Tic Tacs," said Rodriguez.
A-Rod takes his medicine
One thing I don't understand is why the US Congress is involved.
This is a baseball matter; it should stay within the confines of baseball.
I just think they should move on and have better testing. What was done in the past is done and over.
gordholio, 2009-02-20 00:07:36
He knew what he was doing was wrong - just as those pitchers who "doctored" balls, or hitters who stuffed bats knew.
I agree with that Red Sox player who says the ban should be for an entire season for anyone caught cheating. Make the punishment stiff enough and it could act as a deterrent.
Gary O., 2009-02-18 14:15:40
Steroids have been in sports longer than anyone watching now has been alive and no rich athlete is immune from the shadow it casts.
Babe Ruth owned race horses which were on steroids and he saw the benefits they had. He was Rich and had superhuman records. Think he was clean?
wayne, 2009-02-18 13:40:12
Most everyone has been or is on juice for a long time now. ONLY 103 NAMES ? Give me a break.
That's because many others were just not caught at the time or the hush was broken.
Olympic track or weight stars juiced ? Pro Cyclists juiced ? Football players
juiced ? What about hockey and cold medicines ?
In the world of mega-million dollar contracts and endorsement deals most anyone wants the edge that will help them be the best.
Sports has for a long time been a business with the drive to succeed accentuated by a bigger payoff.
This is a fact of life and until true accountability is rendered it will always be.
If it's illegal in the street, then it's illegal in dressing rooms, gyms, arenas, and anywhere else and could and should be prosecuted by law - just another drug.
Andy V., 2009-02-18 08:12:15
I am insulted to think that athlete's that have taken performance enhancers think we are stupid enough to believe their far fetched reasons.
They just need to say ..."I wanted to be better because of the money, fame and security that it could bring. It was worth the risk to my health and I am not sorry but I will submit to testing to prove I won't do it again." The end!
Chris, 2009-02-17 22:36:08