Why you gotta be a cheater, A-Rod? You're just breaking the hearts of fans everywhere.
Alex Rodriguez, the highest paid payer in all of sports, has admitted to using steroids while he was playing for the Texas Rangers. The third baseman said he used banned substances while playing in 2001-03 to justify his 10-year, $252 million contract.
"Back then it was a different culture," A-Rod told ESPN, after four different sources tattled to Sports Illustrated, naming Alex as one of 104 major league players who were using performance-enhancing drugs. "It was very loose. I was young. I was stupid. I was naive, and I wanted to prove to everyone that, you know, I was worth, you know -- and being one of the greatest players of all time."
"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," Madonna's "f*cking soulmate" said.
"And I did take a banned substance and, you know, for that I'm very sorry and deeply regretful. And although it was the culture back then and Major League Baseball overall was very -- I just feel that -- You know, I'm just sorry. I'm sorry for that time. I'm sorry to fans. I'm sorry for my fans in Texas. It wasn't until then that I ever thought about substance of any kind."
Alex says that he quit using the drugs in 2003 because "I've proved to myself and to everyone that I don't need any of that." He was traded to the New York Yankees before the 2004 season, and said he hasn't used since.
Like anyone is going to believe him now. I hate when kids are disappointed by their heroes --and there are a lot of disappointed kids out there now.