Rodriguez Apologizes to SI Writer
Alex Rodriguez has called Selena Roberts, a Sports Illustrated writer to apologize for comments he made during an ESPN interview.
Roberts wrote an article on February 7th that mentioned him being on a list of 104 MLB players who tested positive for banned substances during a 2003 survey.
“I know this lady from Sports Illustrated, Selena Roberts, is trying to throw things out there that in high school I tried steroids. I mean, that’s the biggest bunch of baloney I’ve ever heard in my life,” he told ESPN, adding that “this lady is coming out with all these allegations, all these lies.”
Two days after the SI interview with Roberts, Rodriguez admitted to ESPN that he did in fact use steroids from 2001 until 2003 when he played for Texas. Roberts said today that A-Rod called her on Wednesday to apologize for stating such critical comments. She will wait until Tuesday when Rodriguez holds a news conference before she comments further.
Roberts is currently writing a book " A-Rod: The Many Lives of Alex Rodriguez," which is due for publication by HarperCollins on April 14th.