Today, Mike Cameron got busted for using banned stimulants. The free agent was suspended for the first 25 games of next season. But Cameron wants you to know he wasn’t using steroids.
“The one thing I wanted to make sure was explained is, no steroids,” Cameron told AM 1090, the Padres’ flagship radio station. “I never took nothing like that before in my life. That would be 50 games, and that would affect me a whole lot more.”
You got that? Mike Cameron doesn’t use steroids. Now booze, that’s another question. Cameron plays drunk all the time. He told us so in Todd Gallagher‘s book, Andy Roddick beat me with a frying pan.
“‘Shit, I’ve played drunk.’
“ ‘New York City.’
“What were the circumstances?
“ ‘I went four for four with two jacks and eight ribbies. I’m not saying that’s the only day I played drunk, but that was the best one.’
So there you go. Steroids = bad. Long Island iced teas = good. Mike Cameron, you are the man.
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