Mark McGwire has finally come clean on his use of steroids. In a statement to the Associated Press, McGwire finally admits to using steroids and apologizes. Read more on Mark McGwire’s admission below.
After all the denial, Mark McGwire has finally admitted using steroids and says he is sorry.
“I wish I had never touched steroids,” McGwire said. “It was foolish and it was a mistake. I truly apologize. Looking back, I wish I had never played during the steroid era.”
In the past Mike McGwire denied using any performance-enhancing drugs while playing baseball.
McGwire admitted he used steroids here and there from 1989-1998. He said he believed the steroids would help him recover from injuries.
Back then McGwire set what was then a single-season home run record with 70 homeruns in 1998.
“I’m sure people will wonder if I could have hit all those home runs had I never taken steroids,” McGwire said in his statement. “I had good years when I didn’t take any and I had bad years when I didn’t take any. I had good years when I took steroids and I had bad years when I took steroids. But no matter what, I shouldn’t have done it, and for that I’m truly sorry.”
McGwire is now the hitting coach of the St. Louis Cardinals. Mark had kept himself form the public eye after the 2005Congressional testimony. In his statement to the press, McGwire thanked the members of the St. Louis organization for “bringing me back to baseball.”
“After all this time, I want to come clean,” McGwire said. “I was not in a position to do that five years ago in my Congressional testimony, but now I feel an obligation to discuss this and to answer questions about it. I’ll do that and then I just want to help my team.”
“It’s time for me to talk about the past and to confirm what people have suspected,” McGwire said.
So what do you think about McGwire finally coming clean on the steroid issue? Better late than never huh?
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