You mean he might not have been completely honest?
- More details from Sports Illustrated writer Selena Roberts' book "A-Rod" were released Wednesday by the New York Daily News. The book alleges Rodriguez did not stop using steroids when he was traded to the Yankees in 2004, and he might have been using as far back as high school, the Daily News reports.
Rodriguez has admitted to using performance-enhancers while with the Texas Rangers from 2001 to 2003, but insists he stopped when he was dealt to New York.
Roberts broke the story that A-Rod failed a steroid test in 2003. Yankees teammates, Roberts writes, nicknamed Rodriguez "B---h T--s" in 2005 because he put on 15 pounds in the offseason that resulted in round pectorals, a condition called gynecomastia that can be caused by anabolic steroids.
Jose Canseco, a former teammate of Rodriguez, said in the book he believes Rodriguez has been using steroids since high school.
"Was he on steroids in high school?" Canseco said in the book, the Daily News reported. "I think probably so. I worked out with him when he was 18. He could lift almost as much as I could."
Rodriguez put on 25 pounds of muscle between his sophomore and junior years. Former high school teammates told Roberts that A-Rod was using steroids back then and his coach knew it -- an allegation the coach, Rich Hoffman, denied.
The other night, Barry Bonds showed up for the Giants' home game against the Dodgers. In the broadcast booths, he was treated like royalty, or rather a returning hero whose integrity has never been questioned for a moment. Bonds spent most of the game in a prime box seat, and after the Giants finished beating the Dodgers, all the blue-bloods around him were lined up for a little piece of the (involuntarily) retired superstar. A hug or a handshake, or just a smile of recognition.
I hope you will excuse me for noting the hypocrisy that will attend the coming truths about the active, integrity-starved superstar.