Things keep going from bad to worse for New York Yankee’s drug cheat Alex “A-Rod” Rodriguez.
A-Rod fronted the media at a press conference earlier today and admitted to having used Ripped Fuel, a nutritional supplement later banned by MLB.
Ripped Fuel contained the herb ephedra, which as well as allegedly being a performance enhancing substance, wasn’t without serious risk, being blamed for heart failure to kidney and liver disease. Ephedra was thought to be a cause of the death of major league pitcher Steve Bechler during the 2003 spring training season.
A-Rod also spoke more on his steroid abuse, claiming among other things:
“I didn’t think they were steroids. That, again, is part of being young and stupid. It was over the counter, it was pretty basic. It was really amateur hour. It was two guys doing a very amateur and immature thing. We probably didn’t even take it right.”
That his cousin injected him
Rodriguez said he was injected with the steroid by his cousin twice a month, though later he said it wasn’t always twice month, but that was the average of usage over the three-year period.
“I’m not sure what the benefit was [of taking it],” Rodriguez said. He said using was “half physical and half mental.” But Rodriguez, while saying he did feel more energy, wouldn’t actually measure the full benefit of the steroid. He said, “it was hard to say.”
A-Rod also denied ever using human growth hormone or amphetamines….so that makes things better
Although he’s a disgrace to sport, I’ll credit him on one thing: he has at least come forward to discuss the issue, and maybe, just maybe his downfall might be a lesson to kiddies and others tempted to take steroids as well.
(Image: NY Daily News)