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Rating: En FuegoAlex Rodriguez
admitted Monday that he used performance-enhancing Drugs
from 2001-03 when he played for the Texas Rangers.
"Back then it was a different culture. It was very loose. I was young. I was stupid," the New York Yankees star said in an interview with ESPN
. "I was naive, and I wanted to prove to everyone that I was worth being one of the greatest players of all time."
His admission came two days after Sports Illustrated
reported he tested positive for steroids in 2003, one of 104 players who tested positive during baseball's survey testing, which wasn't subject to discipline.
"It was such a loosey-goosey era. I'm guilty for a lot of things. I'm guilty for being negligent, naive, not asking all the right questions," Rodriguez said. "To be quite honest, I don't know exactly what substance I was guilty of using."
SI.com reported he tested positive for Primobolan
"I did take a banned substance and for that I'm very sorry and deeply regretful," he said.
Rodriguez directly contradicted a December 2007 interview with CBS's "60 Minutes," when he said, "No," when asked whether he's ever used steroids, human growth hormone or any other performance-enhancing substance.
"I've never felt overmatched on the baseball field," he said then. "I felt that if I did my work as I've done since I was a rookie back in Seattle, I didn't have a problem competing at any level."