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Report: Jeremy Giambi admits to steroid use

Postby WebHamster » Sun Mar 13, 2005 1:00 pm

Tucson, AZ (Sports Network) - Amidst the steroid scandal that has dominated Major League Baseball and several of its marquee players of late, Jeremy Giambi became the first active player with significant time in the majors to publicly admit to taking the performance enhancing drug.

According to the Kansas City Star, Giambi, the younger brother of New York Yankees slugger Jason Giambi, recently acknowledged that he knowingly used steroids during his playing days.

"It's something I did," Jeremy Giambi told the Kansas City Star, "I apologize. I made a mistake. I moved on. I kind of want it in the past."

However, Jeremy Giambi did not specifically state if his brother used steroids. He did, though, make mention of the news conference his brother held in New York, where he continually apologized for something, but never specifically said what he was apologizing for.

"If you don't know what he's apologizing for," Jeremy Giambi added, "you must've been in a coma for two years."

Jason Giambi, along with Sammy Sosa, Jose Canceco, Mark McGwire, Frank Thomas, Rafael Palmeiro and Curt Schilling, amongst others, have received subpoenas to testify before the House Government Reform Committee regarding steroids on March 17.

Jeremy, who started his career with the Kansas City Royals as a sixth-round draft choice in 1996, signed a contract with the Chicago White Sox with an invitation to spring training, but it is yet to be known if the once promising outfielder will make the club.

"Getting back to the big leagues...when you get there, you don't want it to get taken away," Jeremy went on to tell the paper.

In his first full campaign with the Royals, Jeremy batted .285, while driving in 34 runs in 90 games. The following season, though, he was traded to Oakland, where he was reunited with Jason.

Ironically, the first year the two played together, Jason captured the American League MVP award in 2001, while Jeremy put up the best offensive numbers of his career. He had 50 RBI with 10 homers in 2000 and then drove in 57 runs with 12 homers the following season.

However, Jeremy was dealt to the Philadelphia Phillies in mid-season of 2002 where he toiled for half a season. He then spent the 2003 campaign with the Boston RedSox before he was out of baseball the following year.
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Postby raiders_umpire » Mon Mar 14, 2005 10:29 am

not a shock at all imo....
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