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Mark McGwire says telling family of steroids use was difficult

January 11, 2010 | 12:40 pm

Fabforum Mark McGwire's voice repeatedly cracked with emotion during a telephone interview with the Associated Press as he recounted telling his wife, parents and son that he had used steroids.

His voice breaking, McGwire said, “It's the first time they've ever heard me, you know, talk about this. I hid it from everybody.”   

During a 20-minute phone call Monday, McGwire says he called Commissioner Bud Selig and Cardinals Manager Tony La Russa earlier in the day to apologize personally.   

McGwire says that when he used steroids, he never imagined he would have to talk about it to the national media.

-- Houston Mitchell


Mark McGwire admits to using steroids.

Read the full text of McGwire's statement.


Photo: Mark McGwire. Credit: Associated Press