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Hank Aaron applauds Mark McGwire's apology

By: AP
By: AP

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - Hank Aaron says Mark McGwire should have
a clear conscience after his recent admission he used
performance-enhancing drugs as a player.

Aaron says he wishes McGwire would have made his admission and
apology earlier, but he says America will forgive players who tell
the truth. He says any player who used enhancing drugs "should
come clean and be able to sleep at night."

The 76-year-old Aaron attracted a crowd of autograph-seekers
when he visited the Atlanta Braves' camp on Monday.

He hit a record 755 home runs for the Braves and Brewers. The
record was broken by Barry Bonds, who has pleaded not guilty to
charges of lying when he told a federal grand jury in 2003 that he
never knowingly used steroids.

Aaron did not mention Bonds.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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