Jan 112010

New York—Mark McGwire told the Associated Press during a phone interview that he did indeed use steroids in 1998. His voice cracked as he recounted telling his wife, parents and children about his use.

His voice broke as he said, “It’s the first time they’ve ever heard me, you know, talk about this. I hid it from everybody.” But apparently not from Jose Canseco, a former teammate.

McGwire also called commissioner Bud Selig and Cardinals manager Tony La Russa to personally apologize.

McGwire added that when he used steroids, he never imagined he would have to talk about it to the national media nor about how small his gonads had gotten.

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