He tells ESPN:
“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 that I was worth being one of the greatest players of all time.
“I did take a banned substance. For that, I am very sorry and deeply regretful.”
A-Rod now says he did steroids until 2003.
I’ve always been an A-Rod critic, and rooting for the Yankees has never been the same since he joined the team. Aside from his bad attitude, he’s consistently choked when it’s counted in the post-season. This phony PR stunt doesn’t do anything to change my impression of him, since he repeatedly denied using steroids before he was caught, when it actually would have demonstrated character to come clean. Below, I’ve posted the video of him going on ’60 Minutes’ in 2007 and telling Katie Couric that he never did steroids and wasn’t even tempted. He’s a liar, a complete disgrace to the sport, and an absolute embarrassment to the Yankees. They should have stripped him of his pinstripes when they had the chance.