Mark McGwire issues another apology for using steroids

February 18th, 2010 - 10:15 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

mcgwire Florida, Feb 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Mark McGwire started his first day at his new job, with an apology for using steroids. He had issued the first apology almost a month ago, that he had used steroids and human growth hormone during his power surge in the 1990s. “It’s something I regret,” McGwire said. “I can’t say I’m sorry enough to everybody in baseball and across America. I think people understand how truly sorry I was for what I did.’’

He spoke with reporters after a staff meeting at the team’s spring training complex in Jupiter, Fla. He seemed very comfortable with the media, and issued a second apology about his steroid usage. He said that the steroids didn’t help him at all in blasting the single-season home run record. He rather put the credit on the evolution of his swing that helped him to hit 70 homers that year. He also answered various questions from the media, for more than 15 minutes.

He also said that he is going to put his best foot forward in his new job and he would put long hours at his job. “I’ve told some of the guys, ‘If you want me here at 5 a.m., I’ll be here at 5 a.m.,’ ” McGwire said. “I’m here for them; I’m not here for me.” He left the venue, after signing several autographs.

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