WOW what a day we live in… First Michael Phelps did the right thing, and admitted that he did inhale from a bong…. Now Alex Rodriquez is doing the smart things and coming clean:
“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.”
“all my years in New York have been clean.” He also said it felt good to be honest about what he’s done in the past.
“The more honest we can all be, the quicker we can get baseball [back] to where it needs to be,” he said.
“Rodriguez said he was told by Gene Orza, the chief operating officer of the MLB Players’ Association, that he might, or might not, have tested positive in the 2003 survey. A source told ESPN on Saturday that Rodriguez knew he had failed the test.”
“I had never heard anything since,” he said. “Whatever I was experimenting with in Texas might have been OK.”
“Rodriguez also said of his 2007 interview with Katie Couric on “60 Minutes,” when he denied ever using steroids, that “at the time, I wasn’t being truthful with myself. How could I be truthful with Katie Couric or CBS?”
Ok- so, whom do you a believe more or have more respect for A-Fraud or Roger Clemens?
The truth shall set you free. History will be a hell of a lot kinder to A-Rod then to those who have lied….
ESPN story is here…