A-Rod Says He Took Over-the-Counter Substance

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Alex Rodriguez has offered new details about
his performance-enhancing drug use, saying his cousin injected him
with an over-the-counter substance to gain an energy boost.
The New York Yankees star says using the banned drug that he
says he obtained from the Dominican Republic was a "stupid
mistake."
Rodriguez met the media Tuesday, 10 days after Sports
Illustrated reported that he tested positive in 2003.
Rodriguez started his news conference by reading from a prepared
statement. At the end, he paused for 37 seconds, turned to his
teammates and said "thank you." Sitting in the front row were
Derek Jeter, Andy Pettitte, Mariano Rivera and Jorge Posada.


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