Alex Rodriguez is admitting he used performance-enhancing drugs from 2001-03. A-Rod says he did it because of the pressures of being baseball's highest-paid player.
In an interview with ESPN, Rodriguez says he felt the need to
perform at a high level everyday.
His admission came two days after Sports Illustrated reported he
tested positive for steroids in 2003. At the time he was one of 104
players who tested positive during baseball's survey testing, which
wasn't subject to discipline and was supposed to remain anonymous.
A-Rod says he's sorry for using the banned substance and adds
that at the time in question there was a different culture
surrounding baseball. He says he was, "young," and "stupid"
and, as he puts it, "to be quite honest, I don't know exactly what
substance I was guilty of using."