facebook
twitter
search
search

Ortiz: 'I never used steroids'

Aug. 8, 2009 at 2:41 PM

NEW YORK, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, a fan favorite and five-time All-Star dubbed "Big Papi," told reporters in New York Saturday he has never used steroids.

A recent New York Times report linked Ortiz and his former Boston teammate Manny Ramirez to a 2003 report about which baseball players tested positive for using performance-enhancing drugs.

"I definitely was a little bit careless back in those days when I was buying supplements, vitamins, over-the-counter," he admitted during a news conference. "(But) I never bought steroids or used steroids. I'm not here to make many excuses or anything. I used a lot of supplements and vitamins. I never thought buying supplements or vitamins it was going to hurt anybody's feelings. This past week has been a nightmare to me. I'm the kind of guy that thinks about the fans every day. I try to do things the right way."

He added the entire list should not be released.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Cowherd has very awkward interview with Michigan's Harbaugh
UPI Horse Racing Weekend Preview
Report: QB Miller to stay at Ohio State
Venable, San Diego Padres pass St. Louis Cardinals
New Orleans Pelicans, Asik shake on $45M deal