A-Rod admits steroid use from 2001-03
Alex Rodriguez is talking with ESPN’s Peter Gammons right now in Miami. Here’s what just went on the air — full interview to air on SportsCenter at 6 p.m. ET:
“When I arrived in Texas in 2001, I felt an enormous amount of pressure. I felt like I had all the weight of the world on top of me, and I needed to perform – and perform at a high level – every day.
“Back then, it 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, and for that I’m very sorry. I’m deeply regretful.
“I’m sorry for that time, I’m sorry to my fans, I’m sorry to my fans in Texas. It wasn’t until then that I ever thought about substances of any kind. Since then I’ve proved to myself and to everyone that I don’t need any of that.”