VIDEO: Alex Rodriguez admits steroid use

Baseball star Alex “A-Rod” Rodriguez has admitted to prior steroid use during an interview Monday with ESPN.

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The New York Yankees third baseman told Peter Gammons that he took steroids while playing with the Texas Rangers from 2001-2003.

”It feels good coming out and being completely honest,” Rodriguez told Gammons.

Sports Illustrated broke the story on Saturday, claiming that the three-time American League MVP tested positive for banned substances during the 2003 season.

According to SI sources, Rodriguez’s name appears on a list of 104 players who tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs in Major League Baseball‘s 2003 survey testing.

Responding to the article written by Selena Roberts and David Epstein that he failed a steroid test, Rodriguez offered his side of the story.

“Back then it was a different culture,” Rodriguez said. ”It was very loose. I was young. I was stupid. I was naive, and I wanted to prove to everyone that, you know, I was worth [a recently signed $252 million contract with the Texas Rangers].”

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