Dog Bites Man

McGwire Admits Steroid Use

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Mark McGwire has finally come clean: After accepting a new gig as the hitting coach for the St. Louis Cardinals, the former slugger admitted to using steroids. “I remember trying steroids very briefly in the 1989/1990 off season and then after I was injured in 1993, I used steroids again. I used them on occasion throughout the '90s, including during the 1998 season,” he said in a statement. “I'm sure people will wonder if I could have hit all those home runs had I never taken steroids. I had good years when I didn't take any and I had bad years when I didn't take any. I had good years when I took steroids and I had bad years when I took steroids. But no matter what, I shouldn't have done it and for that I'm truly sorry.”