Friday, May 18, 2007

Greasy Fucker Jason Giambi Finally Admits Apology Was For Taking 'Roids. Cops out and Blames The League

More info via USA Today!

New York Yankees slugger Jason Giambi, saying he's likely tested for illegal performance-enhancing drugs more often than anyone else, believes Major League Baseball should have apologized years ago for its widespread drug problem.

"I was wrong for doing that stuff," Giambi told USA TODAY on Wednesday before playing the Chicago White Sox. "What we should have done a long time ago was stand up — players, ownership, everybody — and said: 'We made a mistake.'

"We should have apologized back then and made sure we had a rule in place and gone forward. … Steroids and all of that was a part of history. But it was a topic that everybody wanted to avoid. Nobody wanted to talk about it."

The San Francisco Chronicle reported in December 2004 that Giambi told the grand jury investigating BALCO in December 2003 he used steroids and human growth hormone. Giambi held a news conference before the 2005 season to apologize but didn't say for what, telling reporters, "I can't get into specifics."

He said Wednesday he's thankful for MLB's steroid and amphetamine testing program that was revised before last season. MLB does not test for HGH, but Giambi said he does not use the drug, either illegally or with a doctor's prescription.

"Unfortunately, (the rumors) are going to be a part of it. But that's OK. I'm probably tested more than anybody else. I'm not hiding anything," said Giambi, hitting .273 with five homers this season. "That stuff didn't help me hit home runs. I don't care what people say, nothing is going to give you that gift of hitting a baseball."

When asked, "So why did you take steroids?" Giambi said: "Maybe one day I'll talk about it, but not now."

I used to LOVE this guy when he played in Oakland, why did he have to become such a tool?


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