Con to the question "Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?"
"Let me start by telling you this: I have never used steroids, period. I do not know how to say it any more clearly than that. Never. The reference to me in Mr. [Jose] Canseco's book is absolutely false. I am against the use of steroids. I don't think athletes should
use steroids, and I don't think our kids should use them."
Statement for the hearing on "Restoring Faith in America's Pastime: Evaluating Major League Baseball's Efforts to Eradicate Steroid Use," before the US House of Representatives Committee on Government Reform, Mar. 17, 2005
Organizations/VIPs/Others Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
Major League Baseball Player, First Baseman, 1986-Aug. 2005, Chicago Cubs, 1986-1988, Texas Rangers, 1989-1993, Baltimore Orioles, 1994-1998, Texas Rangers, 1999-2003, Baltimore Orioles, 2004-2005
Suspended by Major League Baseball after testing positive for performance-enhancing steroid, Aug. 2005
Testified before the US House of Representatives Committee on Government Reform for the hearing on "Restoring Faith in America's Pastime: Evaluating Major League Baseball's Efforts to Eradicate Steroid Use," Mar. 17, 2005
Hit his 500th career homerun against the Cleveland Indians, May 11, 2003
Recipient, three American League Gold Glove Awards as First Baseman, 1997-1999
Named to three American League All Star Teams, 1991, 1998, and 1999
National League All Star Team, 1988
Three-time All-America, Mississippi State University
Attended Mississippi State University (MSU)
Jackson Senior High School, Miami, FL, 1982
Donated to the $3.8 million construction of the Palmeiro Center, MSU
Mentioned in Jose Canseco's 2005 book Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant 'Roids, Smash Hits, and How Baseball Got Big as having used steroids
The only MLB player, along with Henry Aaron, Willie Mays, and Eddie Murray, with at least 3,000 hits and 500 home runs in a career