When this story broke this weekend, I was not shocked.
Major League Baseball is mired with untruths from these athletes and even to an extent to the team they play for.
So, now A-Rod gives an exclusive to ESPN and admits he was stupid. Yes, very stupid and legacy is at risk. If you don't believe it, ask Mark McGuire.
Is it hypocritical? Yes, but everyone is doing it or has done it. And for what? The almighty dollar, that is for what.
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, [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."
For me, baseball is a joke. Really, it is.
And remember, that Katie Couric asked A-Rod, directly if he used any PEDs and he said NO. December 17, 2007