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COPY-A-Rod admits usage

Associated Press - February 9, 2009 5:23 PM ET

NEW YORK (AP) - Alex Rodriguez has admitted that he used performance-enhancing drugs from 2001-03, saying he did so because of the pressures of being baseball's highest-paid player. In an interview with ESPN, Rodriguez says he felt the need to perform at a high level everyday. His admission came two days after Sports Illustrated reported he tested positive for steroids in 2003. At the time he was 1 of 104 players who tested positive during baseball's survey testing, which wasn't subject to discipline and was supposed to remain anonymous.

A-Rod says he's sorry for using the banned substance and adds that at the time in question there was a different culture surrounding baseball. He says he was, "young," and "stupid" and, as he puts it, "to be quite honest, I don't know exactly what substance I was guilty of using."

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