A-ROD admits to using banned substances for 3 years (2001-2003).... thoughts?
February 10, 2009 6:53am CST
Alex Rodriguez admitted yesterday to ESPN's Peter Gammons that he did in fact use banned substances in years 2001-2003 after a SI senior writer broke the story on over the weekend that A-Rod failed steroid tests in those years. He may be one of the most notable players in the game right now, and is probably the only one that had a chance to break BB (Barry Bond's)- non-clean- Home Run Record. This has a great affect on his legacy now, or so we'd think because he in fact is just another player in baseball that used steroids throughout this steroids era. He said that he was stalked by the SI reporter ( which she denied) and also said that he was young and naive at the time of taking the substances. He was in the league for well over 5 years by that time and should he have already known the rules? BUT do you give him props for at least admitting that he did use it instead of fighting back, or do you think he is a liar? Also in those years he took steroids he avg. over 50 home runs with a slug pct. of over .600 , something he hasn't done in any 3 consecutive season since then, but you have to take in to account that he was in a ranger and rangers have a hitters ball park. DO STEROID WORK?How does this affect his Hall of fame chances? How does this affect Baseball? or any other comments or concern on any of these...